On 24 August 2014, a Mw 6.0 earthquake struck northern California. Its epicenter was located 9 km south‐southwest of the city of Napa, which was impacted drastically by the event. The recorded peak horizontal ground acceleration in downtown Napa was as high as 62%g. This earthquake was the largest earthquake to strike northern California during the past 25 years, since the 1989 Mw 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. The South Napa earthquake killed one and injured approximately 200, and it caused significant damage to residential construction and famous wineries in Napa and the surrounding areas. This Seismological...

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