California Maritime Academy Confirms No Injuries or Significant Damage After Strong Bay Area Earthquake

Mike Schuler
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August 24, 2014

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The California Maritime Academy has confirmed no reports of injuries or significant damage after a 6.0 earthquake shook the Bay Area just north of the Vallejo campus.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 6.05 Mw earthquake was recorded Sunday at 3:20 a.m. local time approximately 4 miles NW of American Canyon, California, or approximately 8 miles NNW of Vallejo, at depth of 6.6 miles.

The California Maritime Academy confirmed in a statement early Sunday morning that there have been no reports of injuries or significant damage on campus as a result of the quake. University Police were able to locate and account for residents on the campus after conducting door to door calls of all occupied areas. Meanwhile, maintenance personnel have conducted an initial inspection of campus and found no significant damage, the statement said.

Reports in the media say that the earthquake damaged several homes and businesses in the Napa area and injured more than 80 people.

The earthquake was the strongest to hit California since 1989, according to reports.

The CMA training ship Golden Bear is expected to return to the campus Sunday from its annual summer cruise after departing San Diego on Saturday. According to AIS data from, the ship was underway just south of Pacifica as of 10 a.m. PST.

The USGS warns that there is an approximately 45 percent chance of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock of magnitude 5 and larger in the next 7 days, and a 5 to 10 percent chance of an aftershock equal to or larger than the mainshock during this same time. The USGS added that approximately 25 to 60 small aftershocks (magnitude 3 to 5) can be expected over the next 7 days.

Additional information about this earthquake can be found at the USGS website, HERE.

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