According to news reports, Sunday morning’s 6.0 earthquake caused about 200 injuries, knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers and caused heavy damage to at least 100 buildings.
One of those businesses suffering damage was TEM Performance Machine Shop located in the city of Napa.
TEM Performance Machine Shop, owned by Rich Oliver, was a runner up in the 2013 Performance Engine Builder of the Year award.
According to the TEM’s social media Facebook page, the shop suffered structural damage, but its staff are unhurt.
“As some of you saw on the news there were portions of the shop the collapsed. We are all okay and safe. We removed a lot of completed engines, blueprints, and office stuff before the state officials made us leave. I’ll keep you posted as we get more info,” the TEM Facebook post read.
TEM, which specializes in head porting, flow bench, cylinder head research and development, has been in operation since 1997.
And, the quake reportedly “shook up” some of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers in the area for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Some drivers reported to the media they were woke by the earthquakes’ rumblings, as well as emergency sirens and alarms.
According to IndyCar officials, no damage was reported Sunday morning at the racetrack – about 15 miles from American Canyon epicenter – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and 121.
According to a track spokesman the 2.385-mile, 12-turn road course and buildings at the facility were inspected and appeared to be fine. The spokesman also reported that no fans or campers were injured during the quake or its aftershocks.
The IndyCar Series race took place at 1:40 p.m. PT as scheduled and was won by Scott Dixon in his Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.