Earth Quakes

Sheriff's officials report first death from earthquake that shook California wine country

  • File - In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Jamie Gudino cleans up the damage from an early morning earthquake in Napa, Calif.  A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country died Friday, Sept. 5, the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff's officials said. The earthquake has not claimed any other lives, but left scores of people injured, among them a 13-year-old boy who broke his pelvis in several places when part of a chimney collapsed on him. It was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay area since a magnitude-6.9 quake in 1989. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    File - In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Jamie Gudino cleans up the damage from an early morning earthquake in Napa, Calif. A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month's earthquake in California's wine country died Friday, Sept. 5, the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff's officials said. The earthquake has not claimed any other lives, but left scores of people injured, among them a 13-year-old boy who broke his pelvis in several places when part of a chimney collapsed on him. It was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay area since a magnitude-6.9 quake in 1989. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, construction manager Joe Griego looks at the heavy equipment brought in to support the leaning earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa, Calif. A report about damage to Napa County wineries after last month's magnitude-6.0 earthquake finds that about 60 percent of wineries in the county sustained some damage and 25 percent suffered moderate or severe damage exceeding $50,000. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, construction manager Joe Griego looks at the heavy equipment brought in to support the leaning earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa, Calif. A report about damage to Napa County wineries after last month's magnitude-6.0 earthquake finds that about 60 percent of wineries in the county sustained some damage and 25 percent suffered moderate or severe damage exceeding $50,000. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)  (The Associated Press)

Sheriff's officials have reported the first death linked to last month's magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California's wine country.

The Napa County Sheriff's Office says 65-year-old Laurie Anne Thompson was struck in the head by a television while at her Napa home during the Aug. 24 quake. She did not go to the hospital until the next day when she felt dizzy and experienced a decline in mental function.

Sheriff's officials say she died Friday of an intracranial hemorrhage.

The earthquake did not claim any other lives, but left scores of people injured, among them a 13-year-old boy who broke his pelvis in several places when part of a chimney collapsed on him.

The quake caused extensive damage in the Napa Valley and the nearby city of Vallejo.