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    • Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake - 1 of 10

      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      Travel Weekly's Michelle Baran traveled to the region on Monday to view the damage following Sunday morning's 6.0 magnitude earthquake. The most visible destruction was in Napa's historic downtown area.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      The Goodman Library, a historical building in downtown Napa, saw large stones fall from its facade. Many of the older buildings in the downtown area had not been retrofitted to withstand stronger earthquakes.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      Television news crews were crowded around this brick structure in downtown Napa that saw some of the most dramatic damage due to Sunday morning's earthquake. As of Monday, 70 buildings in the city of Napa were declared uninhabitable due to damage from the quake.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      Tourists and locals strolled around downtown Napa on Monday, taking in the damage the historic city center sustained.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      Retail stores such as this cigar shop along Napa's First Street were boarded up and closed on Monday as shop owners assessed the quake damage.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      Oxbow Cheese and Wine inside the Oxbow Public Market in Napa was closed on Monday due to maintenance and cleanup following Sunday morning's 6.0 earthquake in Napa.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      Meanwhile, Napa's newer riverfront area saw little to no damage from the quake and was completely open on Monday.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      In downtown Sonoma there were little to no signs that a major earthquake had struck nearby.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      In the city of Yountville in Napa Valley, it was business as usual on Monday.

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      Aftermath of the Napa Valley earthquake

      While downtown Napa suffered, the effects were virtually unnoticeable in much of the surrounding vine-covered rolling hills and wineries that Napa Valley and Sonoma are famous for. Pictured here, the Domaine Carneros winery was bustling at lunch time on Monday. TW photos by Michelle Baran; posted Aug. 26, 2014

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