Napa Quake

A screenshot of an earthquake early warning system. (CBS)

6 Ingenious Earthquake Safety Tools To Emerge 1 Year After Napa Quake

From early warning systems that provide a 30-second countdown to robots that search for heartbeats above the rubble, here are six of the most innovative tools changing the way we think about earthquake safety.

08/24/2015

Oakville Cross Road Bridge Closed

Oakville Cross Road Bridge Closed Due To Magnitude 4.1 Napa Quake

A bridge in Napa County was closed today due to damage caused by the 4.1 magnitude earthquake felt in the area Thursday night, according to county officials.

05/22/2015

Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Davis Scientists Say Next Napa Earthquake Could Be Much Bigger, More Destructive

The next earthquake in the Napa Valley could be much stronger than the magnitude 6 quake that shook the region in August, according to preliminary research from the University of California at Davis.

12/19/2014

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

California Earthquake Warning System Gets Congressional Funding In Wake On Napa Quake

California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

12/15/2014

Napa Water Main Repairs

Napa Crews Work To Repair Water Main Breaks Thought Caused By Quake

Repairs to two separate water main breaks in Napa are expected to be completed by Nov. 21 and may be repercussions of an earthquake that happened almost three months ago.

11/15/2014

A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Eight Phony Contractors Nabbed in Napa Sting At Quake-Damaged Home

Eight people were caught by investigators this week soliciting bids for construction work without a valid contractor’s license in Napa.

10/09/2014

Attendees at the Napa Valley Rocks earthquake relief fundraiser on September 25, 2014. (CBS)

One Month After Magnitude 6.0 Quake, Napa Rocks Again For Disaster Relief

More than a month after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake, the Napa Valley is rocking again in a more positive way as a four-day fundraiser for quake relief begins.

09/26/2014

A car is seen covered in bricks following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Tax Relief Available For Napa Earthquake Victims

California Franchise Tax Board officials said Tuesday that state tax relief is available to taxpayers affected by the South Napa earthquake last month.

09/16/2014

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

San Francisco To ‘Shame’ Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their Buildings

San Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes – shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.

09/16/2014

EARTHQUAKE

App Developers Seek To Connect Smartphones And Devices With Earthquake Early-Warning System

In the wake of last month’s quake in Napa, app developers are trying to step in to help build out the state’s under-funded earthquake early-warning system.

09/15/2014

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