“I have not heard anything from our facilities staff about damage. The Buck is on pretty stable bedrock. I live in Petaluma which is closer to quake. No damage there.”Later she reported that a walkthrough showed "no discernible damage."
|The likelihood of severe shaking from an earthquake|
is shown on this state map. The greatest potential is
marked by lavender with red and orange as less
intense. The epicenter of the Napa quake was near
the north end of San Francisco Bay.
California is riddled with earthquake faults, many of which lie beneath or close by major research institutions, including Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. Institutions in the south are in the same situation as well.