San Francisco Bay Area Hit By Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years; Wine Country Shakes - LIve Webcast

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First a drought, then a plague, now an earthquake: if these three aren't enough to help boost California's GDP, then it may be time for Krugman to resign. Oh and prepare for wine prices to become the latest participant in Janet Yellen's inflationary "noise" parade. The reason - images such as this one showing what happens when a powerful quake hits just miles away from San Francisco's wine area.

The red stuff is luckily not blood:

As Reuters reports, and as thousands felt early this morning, an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude, the largest in the region for 25 years, shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents and causing some power outages and minor damage, according to initial reports. NBC Bay Area reports that The Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa has admitted 70 patients but their injuries are not expected to be serious. An office building in Napa was dechunked.

A video from the quake in progress:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the quake was eight km (five miles) northwest of the town of American Canyon, on the northern edge of the Bay, hitting some 9 kilometers away from the city of Napa at a depth of 10.8 kilometers. Latest shake map below.

Randy Baldwin, a USGS geophysicist, said the tremor was potentially damaging because it was close to populated areas. He added the USGS was starting to receive reports of some damage in the city of Napa, mostly masonry and some structural damage, as well as power outages.

Local CBS news said that several fires had broken out in Napa, which is famous as a wine-growing center. A safety dispatcher for several cities, including American Canyon and Napa, said there were reports of people losing power. The latest PG&A outage map is shown below:

Police dispatchers in nearby San Francisco and Oakland said there were no reports of major damage.

“Oh I felt it. When I woke up I was lying on the floor. It kicked me out of bed,” said Keith, a man who lives in Napa and who wanted to be identified only by his first name. He said he went right into his job at the front desk of a Napa hotel, leaving his house in disorder. “The house is a mess, everything is out of the cabinets in the kitchen. Dressers tipped over.”

The quake was the largest to hit the Bay area since the Loma Prieto quake in 1989. "It is the strongest quake in a 60-mile (100-km) radius from the epicenter of this quake in several decades," Baldwin said.

Reuters reporters in Oakland felt the quake as a long, low swell that shook gently for several seconds. "It was a shallow quake and there are lots of aftershocks," Baldwin said, adding most were around magnitude 2 range.

The question now is whether the aftershocks, which can continue for the next several weeks and which experts will watch their distribution to determine if this quake happened on a fault line, will morph into something even stronger.

Meanwhile, here is some documentary evidence of the aftermath:

Finally, here is a live feed of the event from NBC:

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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:41 | 5136740 Keegan11
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BTFD!!!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:48 | 5136752 Harbanger
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Next up, plagues and locust.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:51 | 5136756 JustObserving
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I thought we had those with Obama and McCain.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:56 | 5136768 Yes We Can. But...
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MmmHmm.

And go to Drudge Report and tell me what you see in pic of Iceland volcano ash plume....

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:05 | 5136779 GetZeeGold
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Project Mayhem is going nicely...

 

Just trashed the off switch.....so here we go.

 

+1 for working Obama and McCain into the same sentence....cause believe it or not, it's the same damn team.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:18 | 5136829 Publicus
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And so it begins.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:21 | 5136835 Truthseeker2
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:24 | 5136840 GetZeeGold
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Clearly what we need is some sort of a global tax....for me.

 

The rest of you guys are on your own...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:40 | 5136879 Headbanger
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Please please tell me Nancy Pelosi  was crushed by a brick wall falling on her head!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:46 | 5136889 Latina Lover
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I only wish, but knowing her masters/handlers, they would bring her back to life via multiple child sacrifices.  Better to let the old hag expire from karma created by her evil deeds.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:48 | 5136897 Latina Lover
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Sounds like the Russians and/or Chinese were sending the USSA a message via their version of HAARP.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:10 | 5136960 Keyser
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Someone let me know when California slides into the ocean and disappears... Then I will celebrate... 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:51 | 5137049 TBT or not TBT
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Berkeley and points west anyway.   Most of the stupid in Sacramento and in the California delegation in Congress hails from such places.   A lot of H1B's and HIV positives and such would go down with the ship too.  

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:15 | 5137573 Wait What
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i always find it funny when ppl throw Berkeley out as a bastion of liberalism. it's really very conservative, corporate run, highly regulated. corporate liberalism 101. a walk down shattuck ave. or through Kensington highlights all of this.

don't let them fool you with stereotypes. you probably have more in common with the locals than with a lot of ppl on ZH.

that being said, sacramento is a steaming cess pool of iniquity, so fuck 'em.

go read The Corporate Ideal in the Liberal State.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:13 | 5137566 Kirk2NCC1701
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You would not be alone in speculating in this type of new ocean-front property... hoping, hoping, hoping.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:16 | 5137575 Wait What
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more beach front property = bullish california RE market!!

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:08 | 5138367 Tall Tom
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Was the Earthquake predictable?

 

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=6366

 

The New Moon's Gravitational Tidal Forces are not much different than that of the Full Moon.

 

Today is a New Moon...

 

http://www.moonpage.com/index.html

 

He may be 14 days off...but there is some science to what he has accomplished.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:28 | 5138608 Tall Tom
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:50 | 5136899 chumbawamba
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Please.  The fake ebola scare is more serious than this little temblor.

Jesus Christ, the fear-mongering that goes on these days.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:02 | 5136933 666
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"Walmart trashed in American Canyon."

I thought this was a picture from Ferguson.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:21 | 5136981 GetZeeGold
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ISIS sent some infiltrators to Ferguson....but even they didn't buy it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:51 | 5137197 clade7
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First, I'd like to apologize for my filthy language I drunkenly typed yesterday...

 

The sight of all those poor busted wine bottles is making me a bit introspective and sad...

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:07 | 5136946 y3maxx
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...The Earthquake will be succinctly named "The Robin William's Alcohol Payback Earthquake".

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:10 | 5137103 Sir Edge
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Soooooooooooo…

 We have a big earthquake up here in Northern Cal… Where I Live... and I know that… Well… Because… I reading it online in the morning after its - OVA  - on Zero Hedge !!!!

 

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:39 | 5137190 Rusty Shorts
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GOD...NOT THE WINE AAAAHHHH

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:56 | 5137236 IrritableBowels
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Oh, stop your wining.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:47 | 5137037 Majestic12
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"Please please tell me Nancy Pelosi  was crushed by a brick wall falling on her head!"

She was crushed by a falling Diane Feinstein...Feinstein's pockets were said to be filled with gold coins...and receipts of Military purchases for ISIS, ISIL, Muhajadeen, Al Qaeda, MB, FSA, and the Taliban of course....

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:56 | 5137061 TBT or not TBT
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Or crushed by tuna fish cans from her life partner's well connected business enterprises.   Don't be jealous.  It's for their children. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:47 | 5136891 Gringo Viejo
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I live in the Bay Area. Despite being 6.0, must have been a "roller" rather than a "shaker". Couldn't have been much....other than the always present sensationalization by the media. Loma Prieta in '89, now that was a quake. This one.....not so much.

 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:50 | 5136901 Latina Lover
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Thanks for the update. Let's hope that 'this' is it, and all that follows are a few aftershocks.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:51 | 5136902 chumbawamba
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I couldn't tell if it really was an earthquake or if I was just high as usual.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:18 | 5136978 Harbanger
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You live in San Fransicko?  You are Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:56 | 5137063 chumbawamba
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No, I live in my body, but I inhabit the lands near the Gay Area.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:49 | 5137217 Freddie
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LOL!  Bay Area geographically is beautiful but the majority of the people are shit along with the Calif govt and govt union workers.  Ebola could fix all of that.

I can get the same geography and climate in a large part of Italy and the people are much nicer.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:13 | 5137279 chumbawamba
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Bay Area is now this odd mix of once rural natives meets first boom tech worker meets latest boom tech worker meets greater area ghetto inhabitants meets every brown H1B worker from every shitty third-world hovel around the globe.  It ceased being a nice play to live and commenced being a giant daycare and support center for all the shitty tech companies with over-valued stock that have taken over the place like burrowed in parasites.

I'm talking about Google and Facebook.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:42 | 5137329 robertocarlos
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How did you get there? Did you drove or did you flew?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:04 | 5137386 chumbawamba
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No, SA, I took the train!

-Chumblez.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:09 | 5137400 robertocarlos
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Sorry, that was an old SCTV joke about a Hollywood producer going from LA to SF.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:03 | 5137382 ObamaDepression
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I'm in SF. Lots of rolling and shaking.

The house has lots of new craks in the wall. The house was built in 1900 and survived the 1906 quake. The old redwood frame flexes quite a bit.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:42 | 5137030 MayIMommaDogFac...
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You should seriously try to limit your marijuana use to those times when you are -- awake.  Just sayin'.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:58 | 5137065 The Big Ching-aso
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The Shakes of Wrath

John Richter Steinbeck

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:57 | 5137067 chumbawamba
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I was, actually.  I was studying up on the Archons.  It explains all the fear-mongering.  And the douche-mongering for that matter.

-Chumblez.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:42 | 5137200 El Vaquero
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:15 | 5137284 chumbawamba
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Ah hahahahahahaha.  The shit men have to put up with when they're trying to watch TV.

Why haven't you been around in the Caliphate lately?

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:18 | 5137293 El Vaquero
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I'm afraid I might get beheaded.  Some of my old infidel ways bubble up to the surface on occasion. 

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:05 | 5137389 chumbawamba
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As Empmir I promise you protection within the Caliphate walls.  I will shield you from the heathens and the sodomizers.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:54 | 5137053 Majestic12
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Vallejo, American Canyon (an "area" not town) and Napa are all fricken MARSH where the Napa river meets the bay...

"its the same thing, same way, everday "Liquifact-shuun"....[Graham Parker, Stupifaction]

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:57 | 5137528 palmereldritch
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Like being on the Up escalator and goin' down the cracks ?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:39 | 5137192 citrine
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I live in SF. I woke up because the house was trembling for about a minute. And that was it.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:03 | 5137256 malek
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I live on SE hills at Bay Area. Woke up and noticed a light rolling motion for a few seconds. Total non-event around here.

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