Magnitude-4.1 quake jolts Wine Country, closes bridge

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There are still some frayed nerves in Napa County following a quake Thursday night centered near Yountville. The bridge on Oakville Crossroad is closed until further notice due to the quake but no other damage has been reported. (KGO-TV)

There are still some frayed nerves in Napa County following a quake Thursday night centered near Yountville.

The magnitude-4.1 quake hit just before 8 p.m. and it turns out, it did cause some damage after all.



The bridge on Oakville Crossroad is closed until further notice.

In the grand scheme of earthquakes, 4.1 might not sound all that significant. But Napa County still hasn't quite recovered from the last quake that rocked the region.

"The first part of the six-pointer felt like this one felt like," one resident said.


Thursday night's quake centered nine miles north of Napa, near Yountville.

Unlike the one last August, it did not cause $80 million in damage. In fact, there was no damage reported anywhere at first, unless you count frayed nerves.

"It's very soothing. Usually I have something more lively but I needed something soothing," Deborah Coffee said of the Montovani she was playing to calm her nerves.

Coffee works at the Roost which, unlike many of Napa's small businesses, is still recovering from last August.



When asked if Napa is back, Coffee replied, "More or less."

The less would be a place like Molinari Caf, sandwiched between several damaged, historic buildings downtown.

Foot traffic remains reduced here. Owner Rick Molinari only gets about 60 percent of the business he did last year at this time.



"I am happy. Making it work," Molinari said.

As long as the ground stays still.


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