Inside the "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake

On August 24, 2014, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. “South Napa” M6.0 earthquake occurred west of mapped traces of the West Napa Fault, the most seismically active of the faults mapped between the longer Rodgers Creek Fault on the west and the Concord-Green Valley Fault to the east. USGS reported epicenter 6 km (4 miles) NW of American Canyon and 8 km (5 miles) SSW of Napa, California at depth of 11.3 km (7 miles).USGS shakemap (Credit: USGS)Strong M6.0 earthquake caused significant damage in south Napa County. Damage is localized in the region surrounding Napa due to the rupture directivity to the north-west. River valley sediments… »

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