San Francisco, Napa and other parts of Northern California experienced a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake early on Sunday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the earthquake occurred at 3:20 a.m. PDT on Sunday four miles northwest of American Canyon, California with the epicenter near Napa Valley, approximately 40 miles northeast of San Francisco and 51 miles west-southwest of Sacramento.
The USGS estimated that 15,000 people experienced severe shaking, 106,000 people felt very strong shaking, 176,000 felt strong shaking and 738,000 felt moderate shaking. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, due to the significant effects of the earthquake. Report indicate more than 120 people were injured
In the Napa Valley numerous reports of damaged roads and structures have been received. According to a report issued by the Northern California Seismic System, shortly after a quake, there is a 54 percent chance of a strong aftershock within the next week. The report also states there is a 5 to 10 percent chance of a quake equal to or stronger in strength to the main shock within the next week. Minor aftershocks after a quake of this magnitude are common.
According to authorities who surveyed the area Sunday afternoon, damage in Napa is fairly significant, with widespread damage in downtown Napa. In the residential areas chimney collapses were evident. Authorities reported that the earthquake triggered six major fires which completely destroyed several mobile homes. Residents phoned in more than 100 reports of gas leaks and downed power lines, according to Napa city officials. Historic buildings in downtown Napa showed extensive damage, and by mid-afternoon Sunday least 20,000 customers in and around Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Rosa lost power, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Crawford is quickly prepared for immediate response measures to new calamities as needed. We have the staff in place and are prepared to take on a large volume of business – no matter the size and scope. With our wide-ranging capabilities, you can count on Crawford to handle claims or back-fill any staff that may be mobilized as a result of this event.
Crawford Catastrophe Services has experienced adjusters mobilized and ready to handle your policyholder’s claims.
Additional Crawford services include:
Global Technical Services for large and complex losses;
Forensic Accounting Services for calculation of business interruption losses;
Vehicle Services Connection for auto and heavy equipment appraisals;
Contents Services for contents valuation;
Contractor ConnectionSM for residential and commercial services, including board- up/taping services, emergency water mitigation, tree removal, general structural repairs, roofing textile restoration, and temporary housing; and
Marine and Transportation Services for marine cargo, hull, machinery, and ocean claims-handling with a wealth of marine indemnity and adjusting expertise.
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