Chinatown center elevators fixed after strong earthquake disrupts them

By Santiago Mejia

The Guardsman

The elevators at City College’s Chinatown center have been restored following today’s early morning magnitude-6.1 earthquake.

The quake disrupted four of the five elevators in the center, CCSF President of Campus and Centers Virginia Parras said in a Facebook post. “As a result, we cancelled our 10am and 12pm Sunday classes at Chinatown.”

Officials were later dispatched to inspect all City College facilities for damage. At around 3:45 p.m., inspectors gave the all-clear.

“All facilities are cleared for normal classroom and business operations,” Parras said.

The quake, which struck six miles southwest of Napa, rattled the Bay Area at approximately 3:20 a.m.

“This is the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago,” the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency after reports of Napa gas leaks, water main breaks, downed power lines, damaged buildings and approximately 120 injuries.


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