Skip to main content

3.4-magnitude quake hits near Napa, California

By Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton, CNN
updated 3:21 PM EDT, Tue September 9, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • There are reports of damage so far, the Napa County Sheriff's Office says
  • The quake hit 5 miles southwest of Napa
  • It comes a week after a 6.0-magnitude quake struck the same area

(CNN) -- A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rumbled through northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit 5 miles southwest of Napa, the center of California's famed wine country.

There are no reports of damage so far, the Napa County Sheriff's Office said.

It comes a week after a 6.0-magnitude quake -- the strongest in northern California's Bay Area in a quarter of a century -- struck the same area on August 24.

Last week's quake injured dozens, damaged historic buildings in downtown Napa and turned fireplaces into rubble. It also caused at least $1 billion in property damage in Napa and other communities.

The two earthquakes were a little over a mile from each other.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
Earthquakes
updated 3:46 PM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014
Here's some background information about earthquakes worldwide.
updated 7:11 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
We know that an 8.7-magnitude earthquake is a big one, but how are they measured?
updated 10:37 PM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014
Chad Myers explains how earthquake warning systems work, and why we can't predict seismic events earlier.
updated 9:21 PM EDT, Wed April 2, 2014
What you need to know about the most powerful earthquakes recorded.
updated 7:18 PM EDT, Sat March 29, 2014
Predicting earthquakes is impossible, but that hasn't stopped scientists from trying.
updated 12:05 AM EST, Fri November 22, 2013
The light bulb above our dining room table begins to swing. The windows rattle. The table shakes.
updated 8:58 AM EDT, Tue August 26, 2014
Twenty years ago, southern California experienced a "big one."
updated 1:04 PM EDT, Tue September 9, 2014
Northern California's biggest earthquake in 25 years has people asking: Is the world seeing more tremors than usual?
updated 4:41 PM EDT, Mon August 25, 2014
Scientist Bill Nye reacts to the impact of the Northern California earthquake and the threat of the looming "Big One."
90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California but only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance. What gives?
updated 4:54 PM EDT, Wed August 6, 2014
An 88-year-old woman was rescued from earthquake rubble after being trapped for 50 hours.
updated 5:19 AM EDT, Mon August 5, 2013
The earthquake-proof table is an invention that aims to provide affordable protection to people in earthquake-prone areas of the world.
updated 8:04 PM EDT, Tue September 24, 2013
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake in southern Pakistan was so powerful it created a new island.
updated 5:17 PM EDT, Mon April 22, 2013
CNN's Mari Ramos explains why China and its surrounding region is prone to major earthquakes.
updated 9:32 AM EDT, Wed April 2, 2014
CNN's Rafael Romo looks at the most recent earthquake to strike Chile and its history with previous quakes.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT