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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Earthquake Effects #3


I drove along Cuttings Wharf Road to see if I could locate some more signs of the quake and didn't have to go too far before I came upon this.


There were a half a dozen cracks running across the road.  
The squiggly painted line must mean something in road repair language.


The cracks ran up this slope toward the ranch property.  I wondered if there were cracks on their land.  I didn't see any damage to their home that I could tell.  No doubt they got a good shaking though.

Unlike nearby Highway 12, this road did have a slight upheaval to one side of the fault.

The irrigation in the vineyard across from the ranch house will need some repair work.


I was thinking of the root system of this particular vine.

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It is sad to see how much damage such an earthquake can have. You see this only at second sight when there are no houses damaged.

s.c said...

And then to think there is nothing that you can do than to prepare everything that is build for an earthquake. And how far that must go. Nobody knows.

Rose said...

I bet it will be a job getting that irrigation all together again...if there was a lot of it.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i hate to think of the irrigation and plumbing lines, in general! ugh!

MarkD60 said...

Good post! My In-Laws live in Costa Rica, they had a quake that moved the beams that hold the roof up. Like the quake bounced them straight up, and you could see a paint line where the beans were higher. Weird things.

Lois said...

That is scary! No earthquakes where I live, just hurricanes, but so far this year we have been lucky.

EG CameraGirl said...

EW! There may be more structural damage than has been reported. Some of it may still be hidden.

RedPat said...

I find this so spooky!

Andy said...

Kinda scary to me. It's a very rare event here and usually just a slight vibration. One time it was just a loud bang.

E.liza"BETH" said...

nature is wild?!! I know it is not good for the ones who live there but it sure is cool for pics! ( :

Randy said...

Scary.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Jeez, John, you've made rethink earthquake damage. I usually think about houses and other buildings collapsing or fires starting but not underground ruptures. Foolish, I know, but that's where my head is at. Your photos add another dimension to quake damage. We woke up at 3:30 AM, verified to each other it was an earthquake, and then rolled over and went back to sleep. Had no idea it was a 6.0 until the next morning. Hope your house sustained no damage.

We heard the epicenter was in American Canyon but I see by your map it actually was in Napa. Was this on a known fault line? Did you read about how dry creeks are starting to flow with water in Fairfield due to changes in the underground water table? Incredible.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

How scary! Where I live, the main fear is tornados..I can't imagine worrying about the earth opening up and swallowing my house or my car.

Felicia said...

pretty scary images even though they are not real wide and deep....somewhere they could be

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Reminder of how powerful mother nature is and how fragile we are .