6 Ingenious Earthquake Safety Tools To Emerge 1 Year After Napa QuakeFrom 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.
Oakville Cross Road Bridge Closed Due To Magnitude 4.1 Napa QuakeA 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.
UC Davis Scientists Say Next Napa Earthquake Could Be Much Bigger, More DestructiveThe 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.
California Earthquake Warning System Gets Congressional Funding In Wake On Napa QuakeCalifornia 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.
Napa Crews Work To Repair Water Main Breaks Thought Caused By QuakeRepairs 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.
Eight Phony Contractors Nabbed in Napa Sting At Quake-Damaged HomeEight people were caught by investigators this week soliciting bids for construction work without a valid contractor’s license in Napa.
One Month After Magnitude 6.0 Quake, Napa Rocks Again For Disaster ReliefMore 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.
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.
San Francisco To 'Shame' Property Owners Into Earthquake-Retrofitting Their BuildingsSan Francisco will employ a new method of getting property owners to reinforce their buildings to better withstand earthquakes - shaming them into retrofitting their buildings.
App Developers Seek To Connect Smartphones And Devices With Earthquake Early-Warning SystemIn 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.
Obama Declares Napa Earthquake Major Disaster, Opens Door For Federal FundsPresident Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.
Woman Succumbs To Injuries, First Known Death Related To Napa Earthquake65-year-old Laurie Anne Thompson passed away last Friday from injuries she suffered in the August 24 earthquake.
Napa Officials Warn Residents Of Scams As They Look To Rebuild Following EarthquakeTwo contractors have already been busted for trying to pull scams on residents who are looking to rebuild.
UC Berkeley Professor Builds $100 Earthquake Early Warning SystemCould low-cost quake detectors become as common as smoke detectors in California homes? A professor at UC Berkeley said he built an alarm himself, for about $100.
Lawrence Livermore Lab Seismologists To Run Simulation Of Napa Earthquake Using SupercomputersSeismologists at the Lawrence Livermore Lab will use their supercomputers to simulate detailed ground motion from last month’s earthquake in Napa.