Vallejo suffers $5 million in earthquake damage
In a preliminary assessment, Vallejo city officials have estimated that $5 million in damage resulted from a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rattled near American Canyon early Sunday morning.
Evacuations have been ordered for a building with eight residential units and a commercial unit in the 400 block of Georgia Street due to structural concerns, city officials said.
Georgia Street is closed between Sonoma Boulevard and Marin Street to complete assessments of structures in the area. Nimitz Avenue on Mare Island is also closed between Seventh and Bagley streets.
Crews are working to repair 16 water main breaks and individual calls on water outages, city officials said. Vallejo police has placed more officers on patrol to look for damage and provide emergency support.
The Solano County Sheriff’s Office has also provided personnel for emergency services. The Vallejo Ferry and its facilities were inspected for damage and running normal service, city officials said.
The American Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Florence Douglas Center at 333 Amador St. Anyone with issues pertaining to brick fireplaces or foundation that may pose as a threat are asked to call 911 and request an inspection from the Fire Department.
Residents can also call the city’s Building Division for non-emergency structural damage at (707) 648-4374.