Next Napa Earthquake Could Be Much Bigger

Earthquake tweet
UC Davis students and faculty created and tweeted the first publicly available map of the West Napa Fault rupture less than 24 hours after the earthquake began.

The magnitude 6 earthquake that shook the Napa Valley in August was the strongest the region had felt in more than 20 years. But the next earthquake in the area could be much stronger, according to preliminary research from the University of California, Davis, presented at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. New technologies and social media enabled the UC Davis team to produce scientific information for the public at unprecedented speeds following the quake. Read more at UC Davis News.