Earthquake Bay Area August 2014

(CNN)-- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California's Bay Area struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble. The 6.0-magnitude quake struck just six miles southwest of Napa, California's famed wine ...

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

A buckled highway just outside of Napa, California, after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. Getty . The last major quake along the Hayward fault happened in October of 1868, when a magnitude 6.8 hit the San Francisco Bay region, making it the most destructive earthquake in the state’s history.

The 2011 Virginia earthquake occurred on August 23 at 1:51:04 p.m. local time in the Piedmont region of the US state of Virginia.The epicenter, in Louisa County, was 38 mi (61 km) northwest of Richmond and 5 mi (8 km) south-southwest of the town of Mineral.It was an intraplate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 and a maximum perceived intensity of VII (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale.

Santa Rosa, CA – August 24, 2014 – There has been an earthquake centered near American Canyon in Napa County. The quake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale. Emergency Response personnel are working on minor issues throughout Sonoma County. Currently, there are no reported damages or injuries within Sonoma County.

back to top. Airports. The Bay Area’s 26 airports are well distributed throughout the region; however, in San Andreas and Hayward scenario events, the three international airports will simultaneously experience strong to violent shaking.

The 6.0 M near the Bay Area this morning was the largest quake to hit that area since the Loma Prieta earthquake almost 25 years ago. — USGS (@USGS) August 24, 2014

Gateway to Tampa Bay area news, weather, radar, sports, traffic, and more. From WTVT-TV/DT FOX 13, the most powerful name in local news. reports: Almost three decades ago, San Francisco’s Bay Area was devastated by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that killed 67 and caused more than (£3.7billion) $5billion in damages.. Now a freak spate of deadly earthquakes that wreaked havoc in several regions throughout the Pacific has sparked fears California could be next.

In the dead of night, the earthquake shuddered through this decades-old home, coming from an epicenter just a mile away.

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