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M 6.1 Earthquake, 6km NW of American Canyon, California [CA Freepers please check in]
USGS ^ | August 24. 2014 | No Attribution

Posted on 08/24/2014 3:39:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

An earthquake with magnitude 6.1 occurred near American Canyon, CA at 10:20:44.00 UTC on Aug 24, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: earthquake; napa; quake
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It sure woke me up.
1 posted on 08/24/2014 3:39:33 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Woke my daughter up in Dublin CA...


2 posted on 08/24/2014 3:43:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Sure woke me up on Bethel Island, CA. Lasted a long time.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

3 posted on 08/24/2014 3:44:54 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thus was the first quake in close to 20 years that actually shook me up a bit.

I grabbed by valuable camera..and went outside and listened to a few dogs barking.


4 posted on 08/24/2014 3:46:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Contributed by Northern California Seismic System, UC Berkeley and USGS Menlo Park

Instrumental Intensity

ShakeMap Intensity Image

5 posted on 08/24/2014 3:47:56 AM PDT by Syncro (IMPEACH the Criminal Sex Trafficker Coyote-in Chief Obama!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Live very nearby. Almost all pictures fell off wall above fireplace. Crooked pictures everywhere. Spice rack fell off shelf in kitchen and broke.

Stuff fell off shelves around the house and in the garage.

Shot!

Scared me right awake. The poor cat ran away terrified, ripping my arm open in a panic to get under a bed.


6 posted on 08/24/2014 3:51:59 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: Califreak

No wasn’t shot-misspelled cuss word.


7 posted on 08/24/2014 3:53:07 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It woke me up here in the Pleasanton / San Ramon area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. It woke up my daughter too, but not my wife, it seems. It didn’t feel like a 6.0 here, though. However, it was rolling and rocking back and forth for what felt like a long time, though. At least 15 seconds, maybe longer.


8 posted on 08/24/2014 3:53:51 AM PDT by Zetman
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To: Califreak

I glad it wasnt worse.

the other latest quakes in Chile and L.A.

I trust we wont have any stronger “aftershocks”


9 posted on 08/24/2014 3:54:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Califreak

ahahah very good!


10 posted on 08/24/2014 3:55:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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I’m glad too!

I was asleep on the couch right in the path of everything falling.


11 posted on 08/24/2014 3:55:49 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: Zetman

the few dogs barking ...was short lived.

all I know for sure was the shaking woke me up and I sleep pretty soundly


12 posted on 08/24/2014 3:57:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m in Fairfield and I SURE woke up. Worst one I felt since Loma Prieta. Where are you located?


13 posted on 08/24/2014 3:58:14 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Varmint Al

You were a lot closer than me.

Im not ready to start the day at 4 am!


14 posted on 08/24/2014 3:58:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: dcwusmc

Im In central Marin..In San Anselmo.. a mile from San Rafael

the last time I felt a tremblor like that was Loma Preita

Fairfield’s considerably closer to the center than where I am


15 posted on 08/24/2014 4:00:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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I was wondering just over half an hour ago (around 3:20 am PDT) I heard what sounded like a sustained wind gust here in Sacramento.

The 6.0 earthquake is pretty strong, especially since it happened only 10 km (6.2 miles) below the surface at the epicenter. According to the USGS web site, it occurred just under two miles west of Napa County Airport.

16 posted on 08/24/2014 4:01:36 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MeshugeMikey

.

- It must be jelly because jam does not shake like that!


17 posted on 08/24/2014 4:02:11 AM PDT by devolve (- "If an idiot puts on a USMC t-shirt to play basketball it does not mean he is not a damn pansy! -)
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To: dcwusmc

I live in V-town. This didn’t feel as bad as Loma Prieta(almost knocked me over)but more damage.

I watched the news in horror during Loma Prieta as the freeway collapsed on live television. OMG all those poor people.


18 posted on 08/24/2014 4:02:37 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Shook pretty good here in El Sobrante. All the old ceiling cracks are back, time to get out the mud....


19 posted on 08/24/2014 4:06:13 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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Good Morning El Sobrante..

there doesnt appear to be any damage here...that I can see at 4 AM...


20 posted on 08/24/2014 4:09:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

True enough, AmCan is within 10 miles of me here. Man, I was almost thrown out of bed. And it just kept on shaking! Felt like a good half minute or longer!


21 posted on 08/24/2014 4:11:22 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: RayChuang88

Good Morning Sacramento

I wish I was mored educated about things geological. but if you heard it ,,,you heard it.


22 posted on 08/24/2014 4:11:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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Quite a few power outages in the area. Didn’t feel it here in the land of FR (190 miles South). http://www.pge.com/myhome/outages/outage/


23 posted on 08/24/2014 4:12:34 AM PDT by Drago
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.@PGE4Me reports big outages near Napa, Santa Rosa following 6.0 quake. @NapaPD says no 911 unless life-threatening pic.twitter.com/kpTfr0AJFB
24 posted on 08/24/2014 4:12:36 AM PDT by Syncro (IMPEACH the Criminal Sex Trafficker Coyote-in Chief Obama!)
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To: Califreak

Oh, I thought your computer keyboard was jiggling while you were typing (;


25 posted on 08/24/2014 4:12:36 AM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: Califreak

Good Morning Vallejo

I was driving in San Anslemo Marin County,.during the Loma Prieta Quake..stopped and tried to get on the FLOOR of my car..


26 posted on 08/24/2014 4:13:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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Update 4 a.m.: KQED reporter Mina Kim lives in Napa, near the epicenter of this morning’s earthquake. She said she experienced violent shaking. In her words, “Everything came down” from the walls. “Our refrigerator moved across the kitchen. All the shelves came down.” She said she and her husband turned off their gas and are assessing the damage. She also reported a fire is visible in the distance, though she’s not sure what’s burning.

Todd Smoot, a KCBS editor, came on the air to report a major power outage in large parts of the Sonoma Valley.


27 posted on 08/24/2014 4:14:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Drago

Good Morning Fresno

I’ll bet that are a few...snafus along the power grid!!


28 posted on 08/24/2014 4:15:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Califreak

Vallejo? We just left there a couple years ago. Fairfield is a lot closer to my wife’s job. Still get my mail there, though. Been between there, here and Napa since ‘74. Gettin’ on time to leave California for good, though!!! The crazy lefties are too far outta control!

Maybe we north bay types oughtta get together for coffee sometime soon, though.


29 posted on 08/24/2014 4:17:48 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Zetman

“It woke me up here in the Pleasanton / San Ramon area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. It woke up my daughter too, but not my wife, it seems. It didn’t feel like a 6.0 here, though. However, it was rolling and rocking back and forth for what felt like a long time, though. At least 15 seconds, maybe longer.”

Ditto for Danville.


30 posted on 08/24/2014 4:22:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wow. No damage here in Santa Rosa but my house moved for 20 seconds. (I always count lightning so I started to count right away.) some of that could have been house settling back down since were on pier and beam here.


31 posted on 08/24/2014 4:22:13 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: randita

Ipod with teeny keyboard and evil spellcheck. : )


32 posted on 08/24/2014 4:24:13 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: dcwusmc

Sounded like an explosion when I woke up. Running down the hall and screaming as all this stuff fell around me.


33 posted on 08/24/2014 4:25:55 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I was getting ready to go to work.


34 posted on 08/24/2014 4:28:48 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There may be more damage than expected because the epicenter was only 10 km (6.2 miles) beneath the surface. I wouldn’t be surprised that many retail stores near the epicenter—especially Napa and the American River Canyon section of Vallejo—may have collapsed shelving.


35 posted on 08/24/2014 4:29:40 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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Update, 4:25 a.m.: KQED’s Craig Miller is touring the streets of Vallejo and says there are signs of emergency response in the areas he’s seen — damage to some building and sirens.

From KQED’s Scott Shafer: Cheri Hansen of the Napa County Sheriff’s office says: “Everything’s upside down here. Things have flown out of the cabinets. My computer flew off the desk. We have power because we have a generator.”


36 posted on 08/24/2014 4:29:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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- Did the two “O’s” fall over on the HOLLYWOOD sign?


37 posted on 08/24/2014 4:30:06 AM PDT by devolve (- "If an idiot puts on a USMC t-shirt to play basketball it does not mean he is not a damn pansy! -)
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SJ Mercury News - PG&E reported severe outages in areas near Napa and Santa Rosa. Reports of downed power lines surfaced throughout the Bay Area. The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans are examining the major bridges but no closures have been ordered.

Many residents in the area near the epicenter reported some damage to their homes and sirens heard in the streets, but no major injuries or damage were immediately reported there or in outlying areas like San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.


38 posted on 08/24/2014 4:32:48 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Just saw on KGO nooz the SR37 bridge overpass at SR29 at Sonomaa Blvd i Vallejo is very damaged.


39 posted on 08/24/2014 4:43:43 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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Update 4:35 a.m.: From all the reports we’ve heard over the last hour-plus, it’s apparent that the worst of the damage from this morning’s quake is focused in the city of Napa and surrounding communities.

Unconfirmed reports — unconfirmed — relayed by KCBS say there’s been some road and possible bridge damage on Highway 12 in Napa and Highway 37 in Vallejo.

KCBS reporter Curtis Kim went on the air with a report that the CHP was closing one of the Highway 37 bridges in Vallejo. We’re not sure from the report which bridge it is.


40 posted on 08/24/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Widespread power outages in Sonoma valley, fire(s) in northern Napa residential area. - CBS SF Radio


41 posted on 08/24/2014 5:06:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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CHP stopped traffic to check Mare Island bridge on SR 37


42 posted on 08/24/2014 5:08:31 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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Noozpeeps about to cry over broken wine bottles oh th huge manatee


43 posted on 08/24/2014 5:11:17 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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Severe damage in downtown Napa. Main, 2nd, 3rd, Brown streets hit hard. CBS SF Radio


44 posted on 08/24/2014 5:12:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Napa County Fire and CAL FIRE LNU East Live Audio Feed

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/865/web


45 posted on 08/24/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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A guy posted this on the KCRA Sacramento station website:

Serious damage and collapsed structures in napa city. 100 calls backed up on the scanner for napa city with people trapped in collapsed structures per cal fire on the scanner. multiple injuries and multiple rescues. gas lines from vallejo, benetia, napa city broken as well as water mains. visible earth damage in places. Multiple OES strike teams dispatched to Napa city. Full buildings collapsed along with infrastructure. 100 calls for help pending in napa city. visible fault in places. CHP called in damage to state route 37. Napa city and American Canyon both damaged the worst of all. All the strike teams are headed for the cal fire napa city station.

http://m.kcra.com/news/usgs-60-earthquake-shakes-northern-california/27703718


46 posted on 08/24/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT by anonsquared
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Glad most of the folks in Napa probably home from work away from damage areas. Looks bad.


47 posted on 08/24/2014 5:20:38 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Vallejo FRiends, I heard the I-37 Bridge buckled from the quake and is closed. Anything to that?


48 posted on 08/24/2014 5:25:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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I forgot there was so much residential downtown.

I hope everyone will be okay.


49 posted on 08/24/2014 5:32:14 AM PDT by Califreak (Hope and Che'nge is killing U.S.)
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NBC-TV Local Live Stream

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/NBC-Bay-Area-News-Live-Stream-Newscasts-243824281.html


50 posted on 08/24/2014 5:32:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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