Oct 4, 2014

In the wake of the destructive 6.0 earthquake near American Canyon on Aug. 24, a public meeting will be held in Point Richmond Oct. 14 to discuss the lessons learned from the temblor.

The free public event, called “Lessons Learned from the Napa Earthquake,” will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Point Richmond Community Center at 139 Washington Ave.

The Napa quake was followed by 42 aftershocks within a few days, according to the USGS. Eighty-seven people went to the hospital after the quake, three in critical condition. One person died from injuries suffered during the quake.

The quake also caused 6 significant fires, including to four mobile homes at Napa Valley Mobile Home Park. More than 100 water mains broke, the Napa Valley Register reported. PG&E said 70,000 customers lost power, reported 20 gas distribution ruptures and several hundred gas odor calls were received by residents.

“Lessons Learned from the Napa Earthquake” will be led by Steven Frew, the security & emergency preparedness manager at East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), and Ron DeLucchi, PG&E safety demo team member.

For further information, contact Karen Fenton, Marina Bay CERT, (510) 701-7443 or kfenton@pacbell.net


  1. The Napa shakeup quickly reminded me where we live and how unprepared I was! The day before the quake I was at dinner and some friends just bought some earthquake kits called Preppi (http://www.preppi.co). The day after the quake I ordered bags for my whole family and I L-O-V-E them! The Prepster has to be the best earthquake kit on the market. The design is beautiful and has the essentials and some fun stuff for moral too. Highly recommend if anyone else had the same thoughts I did- lets get prepared!

    Barbara Stanley | Oct 4th, 2014
  2. In terms of earthquake preparedness let’s hope the experts address the major emergency room support system . It now has been widely reported that Doctors medical center hasn’t been retrofitted to be earthquake safe and there isn’t a plan in place to find the $100 million to make the required repairs . I hope the elected board of DMC , will go on record for the first responders , that in case a a major earth quake that the Emergency patients needs to be rerouted and not taken to DMC . the elected board also needs to have in place an emergency evacuation plan for DMC patients and staff in cause of a collapse of the building.

    Richard Poe | Oct 4th, 2014

About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.