▲ Up
 
05:27 04-09-2015
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanMongoliaWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Losses from California quake may top $1bln

Bishkek (AKIpress) - earthqauke A magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit the Napa Valley at 3:20 a.m. Sunday - the strongest temblor in the San Francisco Bay Area in a quarter-century — destroying both opulent and modest homes, rupturing dozens of water and gas mains and causing injuries, mostly minor, to more than 100 people, the U.S. media report.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, and directed state resources toward a recovery effort in Napa.

At least 120 people had been treated at the emergency room at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, said Vanessa deGier, a hospital spokeswoman.

Most of the injuries were minor lacerations or abrasions caused by falling debris. But three patients were in critical condition, including a child who had been crushed by a falling fireplace. No deaths had been confirmed as of Sunday evening.

The shaking was felt as far off as Salinas, almost 120 miles away, and the United States Geological Survey estimated that economic losses could be up to $1 billion.

Despite the widespread damage, scientists said California was fortunate to escape greater devastation from the earthquake, which exposed gaps in the state’s preparedness.

The historic 1906 San Francisco earthquake was about 500 times larger than Sunday’s temblor.


Twitterfacebookprint
11:13 25.08.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:59 Bangkok’s delegation to stay in Mongolia until September 617:54 PM Sariyev slams heads of electricity distribution companies for increase in electricity losses17:48 52 kg of melons and grapes exported from Uzbekistan burnt in Kaliningrad17:24 New Labor Code of Kazakhstan under development17:17 Kyrgyzstan to import 600 million kWh of electricity from neighboring states17:14 Czech Republic aims to expand cooperation with Mongolia17:08 Guatemala president offers to quit as bribery arrest looms17:07 Uzbekistan still #76 at FIFA rankings16:50 Agriculture Ministry of Mongolia set to stabilize domestic flour product supply and prices16:45 ADB to approve partnership strategy with Tajikistan by 201616:42 Candidates having problems with law should not gain seats in Parliament – PM16:36 Chairwoman of Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court holds bilateral meetings with her counterparts from SCO states16:33 PM Sariyev speaks for government structure reforms to make it small and effective16:25 Former Osh mayor excluded from list of candidates for Parliament16:13 Soyuz spacecraft with 3 ISS crew members makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space junk16:11 Two flights from Moscow to Tajikistan delayed as fire breaks out in Domodedovo Airport16:08 PM Sariyev urges political parties failing to win seats in Parliament not to stir up public16:07 Mongolian Minister of Sports meets President of Chinese Olympic Committee16:00 Confusion and chaos as migrants pour into Budapest train station15:46 Elbegdorj attends Parade for 70th anniversary of Liberation War in China
Astana
° C
Ashgabat
° C
Bishkek
° C
Dushanbe
° C
Tashkent
° C
exchange rates
 
72.79
64.53
10.19
0.97
272.07
241.15
37.95
3.61
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
2710.18
2512.73
405.44
50.01
3.93
3.50
0.55
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75