Magnitude: 6.1M
Time: 08-24-2014 T10:20:06
Country: USA

CALIFORNIA:NAPA,VALLEJO

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 11km below the ground in Usa on 08-24-2014 T10:20:06, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 11km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 8. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1 souls and destroying 160 structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Cascade Arc - porphyry copper
U.S. part of a continental margin arc that formed during subduction of the Pacific and Juan de Fuca plates beneath western North America
Western U.S. and Sonoran Desert Jurassic Arc - porphyry copper
U.S. and Mexican parts of a composite island-continental margin arc that formed during subduction of the Farallon Plate beneath western North America

Surface Lithology

Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits - CA
Alluvium, Terrace

Related USGS Publications

70174043 - 2016 - Rupture and afterslip of the 2014 South Napa earthquake reveal spatial variations in fault friction related to lithology
fs20163020 - 2016 - Earthquake outlook for the San Francisco Bay region 2014–2043



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Earthquake Stats
total_houses_damaged 1034
region_code 150
total_houses_destroyed 160
focal_depth 11
total_deaths 1
intensity 8
total_deaths_description 1
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 4
eq_mag_mw 6.1
id 10110
location_name CALIFORNIA:NAPA,VALLEJO
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 1
eq_primary 6.1
state CA
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 08-24-2014 T10:20:06
latitude 38.216
houses_damaged 1034
injuries 257
houses_destroyed 160
total_injuries 257
houses_destroyed_description 3
houses_damaged_description 4
total_damage_millions_dollars 700.000
total_injuries_description 3
longitude -122.312
country USA
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 3
damage_millions_dollars 700.000

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