Earthquake rips through restaurant in California (video)

Ruth Doherty
Restaurant hit by earthquake in California
Restaurant hit by earthquake in California

The moment a restaurant in California felt the effects of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake has been caught on camera.

The Pear Southern Bistro, in the Napa Valley, was hit by the earthquake on 24 August, reports the Mirror.

The lamp pendants can be seen starting to swing, and the kitchen units are wobbly before the whole thing starts to shake and furniture goes flying.

The footage from the restaurant kitchen was uploaded on YouTube by the restaurant's head chef Rodney Worth.

According to the San Francisco Gate, many of the downtown restaurants were temporarily closed after the earthquake hit.

Locals were reportedly grateful that the earthquake did not hit in the daytime.

The site adds that the economic toll on Northern California's wine industry accounted for "many millions" of an estimated $1 billion or more in overall damage.

Napa Valley in California is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world and is now a major enotourism destination.

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