Napa Earthquake in California

Natural Disaster

Summary :  In August 2014, residents of Nappa Valley, California fell victim to a natural disaster, an earthquake. The Nappa Valley quake resulted in about 70 injuries and fortunately no fatalities.The quake had a magnitude of 6.0. Resulting in what is said to be the largest earthquake reported for almost a quarter of a century, approximately 25 years. Researchers report this earthquake is the first of this magnitude since 1989's Loma Prieta quake with an estimated magnitude of 6.7. Scientists aren't sure of exact cause and theorize the quake was possibly instigated by the Franklin Fault, a crack in the Earth that was thought to be dormant for 1.6 million years.  

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