A drone video is going viral by offering an aerial view of the damage from the 6.0 earthquake that rattled Napa on Aug. 24, created and posted online by Evan Kilkus. (You can watch it below.)
Text at the beginning of the video explains Kilkus’s purpose in using the drone:
This video is intended for educational purposes to show the damage caused to historic and new buildings in Napa.
This video is also intended to show how a quadcopter/drone can be used to help and assess damage.
The 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa on Sunday resulted in crumbling buildings and shattered wine bottles and barrels that meant a big loss for some California wineries. No lives were lost in the quake but the economic impact has yet to be fully assessed.
In other quake-related news:
- Damage from the Napa area earthquake could exceed $100 million, said David Oppenheimer, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif., The Wall Street Journal reported.
- Insured losses could range from $500 million to $1 billion, CoreLogic|EQECAT estimated, adding: "It should be noted that there is a fair amount of uncertainty associated with this given the unknown extent of BI and contents losses, which are still being fully understood."
- The quake's shaking rivaled that of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the Los Angeles Times reported.
- Analysts at Jawbone graphed exactly when people woke up from the earthquake, using data from its UP app, and found that 93 percent of the UP wearers nearby suddenly woke up at 3:20 a.m. (See screencap in the slideshow above.)
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to help the California Department of Transportation and local agencies cover repair costs for roads and bridges damaged by the quake.