Earthquake Damages Structures in Downtown Vallejo, Mare Island
By Mario Sevilla
Sun Aug 24th, 2014 11:10pm America/Los_Angeles
VALLEJO (BCN) — Multiple structures throughout downtown Vallejo and Mare Island were damaged as a result of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that that rattled near American Canyon early this morning.
Vallejo city officials have estimated that $5 million in damage has resulted from the temblor.
City Manager Daniel E. Keen declared a state of emergency for the city.
As of late this morning, 41 buildings were reportedly damaged, city officials said.
The earthquake left behind collapsed awnings and facades; broken windows and glass; damaged sprinkler systems and downed chimneys, city officials said.
Emergency responders and city crews assessed the damaged structures while repairs continue on 16 water main breaks and individual calls on water outages, city officials said.
Some structures were either red-tagged, meaning no one was allowed inside until repairs were completed, or yellow-tagged, meaning limited access was allowed, according to city officials.
The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Florence Douglas Center at 333 Amador St. but was closed as of 10 p.m. tonight.
Schools in the Vallejo City Unified School District will be opened Monday.