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Three Year Anniversary of 6.1 Napa Earthquake 2014

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Harvest teacher Mrs. Kvidahl picks through the debris to find her classroom clock frozen at the exact time of the big Napa Quake 2014.

Harvest teacher Mrs. Kvidahl picks through the debris to find her classroom clock frozen at the exact time of the big Napa Quake 2014.

Harvest teacher Mrs. Kvidahl picks through the debris to find her classroom clock frozen at the exact time of the big Napa Quake 2014.

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Three years ago on August 25, 2014, at 3:20 A.M. a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the buildings of Napa, California. This earthquake damaged many houses and injured hundreds of people. Unfortunately the earthquake left one death. The earthquake also left some civilians confused at what they just witnessed and others knowing exactly what had happened. We went out to interview some of the teachers and students who had witnessed this disastrous earthquake.

 

Marin Heartless – 8th grader

What do you think about the three year anniversary of the Napa earthquake?

“The earthquake was one of the biggest earthquakes in our history so it’s a big piece of our history.”

How was your experience in the earthquake?

“Terrifying because there was a lot of glass breaking and everything in my room was falling and I was worried about my bird because he was small and he could get crushed by a lot of things.”

What did you think when you first felt the ground shake?

“I was sleeping so I don’t really know, but when I did realize it was an earthquake I was terrified and fascinated because I’ve never been in an earthquake before.”

What are some of the things that fell in your house?

“The biggest thing that moved was probably my dad’s car in the garage and it moved about a foot.”

 

Mrs.Fleming – Science teacher

What do you remember about the three year anniversary of the Napa earthquake?

“It’s surprising to not remember the the exact date of the anniversary but I knew that it was around this time.”

How was your experience in the earthquake?

“It was unsettling.”

What did you first think when you first felt the ground shake?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, what do I do first? OK, turn off the the gas in the house, Make sure my daughter doesn’t fall out to the bed because she happened to crawl into my bed that night, and make sure the dog doesn’t  get out and step on the glass.”

What are some of the things that fell in your house?

The dresser in my daughter’s room, the sliding glass closet door in her room and the big plant pots that we had fell and broke.

As you can see all of these answers seem to be different  and the earthquake affects everybody differently, and to always be cautious and prepared if another earthquake hits Napa again.

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3 Responses to “Three Year Anniversary of 6.1 Napa Earthquake 2014”

  1. Ida K. on August 31st, 2017 11:27 am

    Excellent story Sophia!

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  2. Logan Walsh on August 31st, 2017 11:33 am

    My experience in the earthquake was trying not to get thrown out of my bed and the having to move a cabinet to unblock the door to my dad’s office. I also remember having to rescue my moms fish after a shelf with a bunch of fish bowls fell.

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  3. Jimmy Gudino on August 31st, 2017 11:58 am

    I remember on that day I went to my cousins house to have a sleepover and I slept on the couch. I woke up at around 3:18 so I went back to sleep and that’s when it happened. Thankfully most parts of their house was earthquake proof so all I heard falling was glass.

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