When NBC Bay Area photographer Jeremy Carroll snapped a picture of skateboarders shredding a stretch of road in Napa that buckled during Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake, little did he know it was going to go viral.
But, after Investigative Unit reporter Vicky Nguyen tweeted it out, the photo took on a life of its own. "Meadowbrook Lane in Napa -- skaters finding upside to quake damage. Photo from #nbcbayarea photog Jeremy Carroll." Nguyen's tweet said.
International media picked up Carroll's photo, which shows what would have otherwise been a normal suburban street, except for the earthquake-made streets ramps that suddenly popped up during the earthquake.
"Wouldn't expect anything less from California," one Twitter user responded.
"Only in America -- that's the spirit!" said another tweet.
— vicky nguyen (@vickydnguyen) August 24, 2014