Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa, which was the strongest to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989, triggered fires from gas leaks, hospitalized dozens and buckled roads.
The damage to one road in Napa managed to create what some local residents saw as an impromptu skateboard ramp, providing some comic relief on a grim day.
NBC Bay Area photographer Jeremy Carroll captured the scene, and news spread quickly after his KNTV colleague Vicky Nguyen tweeted this photo:
— vicky nguyen (@vickydnguyen) August 24, 2014
Here is video of the skateboarding action:
The skateboarding generated supportive response on Twitter:
— Michael Russell (@tdmrussell) August 24, 2014
@vickydnguyen wouldn't expect anything less from California! :)
— Troy G (@troyglidden) August 24, 2014
— John Chapman (@Droopy1943) August 24, 2014