The Yountville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to providing Earthquake Resouces to our Members. Napa County is prone to small and large earthquakes and it is important for our businesses and residents to be prepared for an earthquake.

In the event of a major earthquake in Napa County, this page will be kept up to date with relevant information.

Earthquake Resource 

Yountville is located in the seismically active San Francisco Bay region. The most notable active faults in the area include the West Napa Fault, which traverses the Town planning area, and the Soda Creek Fault, which is located approximately three miles to the northeast of the Town limits. Earthquakes usually strike without warning; it can happen while you are sleeping tonight or it could occur while you are at work tomorrow. It could occur while you are indoors or while you are outside. Take responsibility now to minimize your risks and be able to take care of yourself and your family during and after an earthquake.

 During an Earthquake:

A major earthquake will cause violent ground shaking and may make it impossible to stand up. At the first sign of movement, take cover and protect yourself from falling or flying objects.

 What to do if you are indoors during an earthquake?

  • Move – move away from bookcases, cabinets, glass doors and windows. Avoid hanging objects.
  • Drop – immediately drop to the ground where you are at.
  • Cover – take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table.
  • Hold on – hold  on to something sturdy and stay where you are until the movement stops.

What to do if you are outdoors during an earthquake?

  • Move to an open area away from power lines, buildings and trees.
  • Try to take cover under a picnic table or bench.
  • If you are near tall buildings, take cover inside a doorway to avoid falling glass and debris.
  • If you are driving, move to the side of the road and stop. Avoid stopping beneath overhead hazards.

Move carefully, there may be aftershocks.

After the shaking stops:

  • Check yourself and the others around you for injuries.
  • Check for dangerous conditions such as structural damage, gas leak or fires. Turn off the gas only if you believe there is a leak. (Note: If could take several days after the incident for PG&E to turn gas back on).

Tune your radio to 99.3 KVYN (FM), 1440 KVON (AM) and local TV stations for further information. Visit the Communication and Public Safety Alerts page for more information.

Information provided by Town of Yountville

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