Napa County Earthquake Hazard

The most likely faults that are likely to produce strong ground shaking in Napa County include the Northern Hayward/Rodgers Creek in the west, the Maacama in the northwest, the Hunting Creek-Berryessa in the north, the Green Valley in the southeast and the West Napa in the south central. The Concord Green Valley and the West Napa Fault are the only two major faults that pass through County boundaries.

The combined probability of a major quake on one of these major faults is 63% over the next thirty years. Most of Napa County’s resources and population are in the Napa Valley floor, which consists of alluvial soils that enhance and amplify the shaking from earthquakes. In 2000, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck an unmapped fault just west of the West Napa Fault with an epicenter near Yountville and caused significant damage in the city of Napa.

Napa County Hazard Map

Napa Hunting Creek Berryessa Maacama Hayward Rodgers Creek West Napa Concord Green Valley
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Source: USGS, 2013.

Learn How an Earthquake will Affect Napa County

Housing losses
Transportation losses
Water/wastewater system disruptions

Programs in Napa County

City of Napa Unreinforced Masonry Ordinance

Resources for Local Governments

Hazard mitigation grants for local governments
On Solid Ground – How good land use planning can prepare the Bay Area for a strong disaster recovery, SPUR 2013

Resources for Residents

Local government recovery toolkit
Family Emergency Planning Guide

What Other Hazards Affect Napa County?

Climate Change
Last updated: 07.21.2014