Aug 242014
 

Napa Valley area. 10-15,000 people without power. The quake is the largest to hit the area since 1989 25 years ago.  Moderate damage anticipated. Low casualty risk.

Distances from epicenter:

  1. 6km (4mi) NW of American Canyon, California
  2. 9km (6mi) SSW of Napa, California
  3. 13km (8mi) NNW of Vallejo, California
  4. 14km (9mi) SE of Sonoma, California
  5. 82km (51mi) WSW of Sacramento, California
May 202012
 

2 large earthquakes struck around the planet last night and today. Last night shortly after 10pm (EDT), a 6.0 earthquake hit Northern Italy followed by another 5 earthquakes ranging from 4-5.1 magnitude in intensity in the same area. 7 were reported killed along with significant structural damage was reported. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu, Japan at half past 3 AM (EDT) today followed by 4 additional quakes in the 5+ magnitude range. There was also a smaller swarm of tremblers ranging in size from 2+ to 3+ in the Baja, California region.

Tonight we also have the special treat of a full solar eclipse tonight beginning around 9pm (PDT) which will unfortunately be missed in the Eastern U.S. but seen to some degree by almost everyone else.