Davis is not immune: Are you ready for a big quake?
A Napa police sergeant asks spectators to stand back from the damaged Vintner’s Collective tasting room in Napa, following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake Aug. 24. AP photo
In California, science, safety and surety can be upended in seconds.
The 6.0 earthquake near American Canyon early on the morning of Aug. 24 was on a previously unknown fault, plus other faults that scientists thought were inactive.
While unknown faults are just that, Yolo County and Solano County are ripe with faults that are thought to be inactive. But, as one 1.6 million-year-old fault near Napa that suddenly re-awakened last week proved, anything can happen. Worse, there is one active fault just north of Woodland.
Prior to last week, speculation about the next Northern ... Continue Reading