Survey: Napa Valley Residents Sustained More Injuries After August 2014 Earthquake Than Originally Thought
The amount of trauma related to the 6.0 magnitude August 2014 earthquake was greater than has been reported, according to a new survey by the California Department of Public Health. While reports showed that the earthquake contributed to the death of one individual and an estimated 280 emergency department visits, the survey found that in 23% of Napa Valley households at least one individual sustained a cut, gash, sprain or other physical injury. According to the survey, about 50% of these injuries occurred during cleanup after the earthquake.
- "Survey Reveals More Trauma After August Earthquake" (Courtney, Napa Valley Register, 3/14).