In the shadow of one northern california disaster, we mark the anniversary of another twenty-eight years ago, the loma prieta earthquake shook the bay area to its core, killing 63 people, most in. The loma prieta earthquake was the first natural disaster to be broadcast live to the nation coincidentally striking the city mere minutes before the first pitch of game 3 of the world series in candlestick park , abc's cameras were rolling and their sportscasters reported the first news of the quake to the worried nation. The 1989 loma prieta earthquake ended decades of tranquility in the san francisco bay region it was a wakeup call to prepare for the potentially even more devastating shocks that are inevitable in the future. Summary view help for summary the loma prieta earthquake study examined the five-county san francisco bay area affected by the earthquake on october 17, 1989 residents were asked about their experiences during, and responses to, the loma prieta earthquake, measuring 69 on the richter magitude scale. Loma prieta earthquake news from the san francisco business times, including the latest news, articles, quotes, blog posts, photos, video and more.
The loma prieta earthquake produced minimal disruption to the regional economy the total economic disruption resulted in maximum losses to the gross regional product of $725 million in 1 month and $29 billion in 2 months, but 80% of the loss was recovered during the first 6 months of 1990. The loma prieta earthquake the loma prieta earthquake struck on october 17, 1989, at 5:04 pm game 3 was scheduled to start at 5:35 pm at candlestick park in san francisco , and thousands of people were already in the stadium when the quake occurred. Loma prieta earthquake april 2006 the loma prieta earthquake registered magnitude 69 it struck at 5:04 pm on october 17, 1989 its epicenter was located in the santa cruz.
The loma prieta earthquake killed over 60 people, injured 3,757 and caused over $6,000,000 ,000 in damage it was the largest earthquake to occur since the 1906 earthquake in san francisco 1989earthquakeorg. Larger earthquakes generally affect larger areas the 1906 earthquake caused extensive damage in san francisco, oakland, san jose and santa rosa more recently, the 1989 loma prieta earthquake caused extensive damage in the santa cruz mountains, as well as in oakland and san francisco tens of miles away. The loma prieta earthquake was a major quake, with a magnitude of 69 on the richter scale sixty three deaths and 3,757 injuries occurred because of the quake i was a student studying geology at uc santa cruz at the time.
Abstract we investigated the tsunami recorded at monterey, california, during the 1989 loma prieta earthquake (m w =69) the first arrival of the tsunami was about 10 min after the origin time of the earthquake. This video documents scenes of the october 17, 1989 loma prieta earthquake and its aftermath the largest to hit the san francisco area since 1906 and registering a 71 magnitude, the loma prieta. If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here information is updated every 24 hours if and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here information is updated every 24 hours learn.
On october 17, 1989, a 69 magnitude earthquake ripped through the bay area it was 15 chilling seconds that changed the bay area forever and 25 years later, those 15 seconds still evoke pictures. It was the loma prieta earthquake, and i was living in santa cruz, working on what would become behemoth life was so scrambled for a while that i didn't do a full story about it, but this was a brief snippet in the introduction to issue 7 of nomadness. Loma prieta ended decades of earthquake tranquility in the bay area the last major quake was in the region was the 1906 san francisco earthquake the good news: people really pulled together. 1989 san francisco-oakland earthquake map of the 1989 san francisco-oakland earthquake (also known as the loma prieta earthquake) the quake struck with a moment magnitude of 69 on october 17, just before the start of the third game of the world series, which was being held at san francisco's candlestick park.
The loma prieta earthquake was a horrific reminder of the hazards of building on soft, wet muds and clay the same type of soils had liquefied during san francisco's deadly 1906 earthquake, zoback. The lorna prieta earthquake of 1989 was an event that brought out the best in california's emergency response system_ within that system, the jaw enforcement agencies performed key roles despite disruptions in the bay area's infrastructure. Newspaper issues documenting the months after the 1989 loma prieta earthquake in various san francisco neighborhoods, giving a unique local perspective on the quake's aftermath.