S.F. Bay Area — California
1989 Loma Prieta
San Francisco Earthquake
San Francisco Loma Prieta 1989 Earthquake
October 17, 1989
Loma Prieta, south of San Francisco — the first major event to occur along the San Andreas fault zone since the 1906 earthquake.
The force of the earthquake was felt throughout
the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond — some say as far
7.1 on the Richter Scale
ONLY 15 seconds
San Andreas Fault
Location: 37.040 -121.877
Depth: 16.79 km
Magnitude: 6.9 Mw, 7.1 Ms, 6.7 Ml
At the time, this was the most costly natural disaster in the
World Series Game
The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred during
the 1989 World Series— San Francisco
Giants vs. the Oakland Athletics.
"EarthQuake: Life on a Dynamic Planet" exhibit opened at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on May 26, 2012 and will run thru' 2014.
Experience the '89 Loma Prieta quake (and 30 seconds of the 90-second big 1906 San Francisco quake) inside the exhibit's earthquake simulator (it brought back eerie memories for us of that infamous day!)