Very scary day. We drove home via the city (dropping my sister off near the Marina). We ducked under the large table. Workers check the damage to Interstate 880 in Oakland, Ca. This will last through January 4, 2021. If earthquakes struck randomly over time, the region would expect another earthquake of this same magnitude in the next 30 years with about a 50 percent probability. Tony Dove — Sherry Panick, we were neighbors; I lived in the old KOA campground right on 17 next to Santa’s village during the quake. The Loma Prieta quake in Oct. 1989 left 16,000 homes uninhabitable, knocked out a section of the Bay Bridge and caused the collapse of a double decker freeway in Oakland. Also remembering being in fear having to stop under any light that was underneath a freeway. The main area that was impacted was the Marina District. I lived in San Jose at the time. On my Facebook page, you will find more great information about planning your San Francisco vacation. It seemed so eerie. Then I realized we were shaking and some of the ceiling tiles were coming down. Cars are sandwiched in damaged sections of the Bay Bridge, near Oakland, Oct. 17, 1989, after the bridge came apart following a major earthquake that rocked the San Francisco Bay area… Katrina Schneider — Oct. 17, 1989 … at the World Series at Candlestick with my family! I remember like it was yesterday. It measured a 6.9 on the Richter Scale. San Francisco Chronicle front page on Oct. 18, 1989, after the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake that shook San Francisco and the Bay Area along the San Andreas fault line. I said what? The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in Northern California on October 17, 1989 – 30 years ago today. Here are some of the more than 250 responses posted at The Union’s Facebook page: Lisa Bearden-Trisler — In South Lake Tahoe. Debbie Rosatelli Clark — I so remember this day. I lived in San Jose at the time. Thanks for stopping by and please contact me if you have any questions before your trip. There is still a 50 percent chance for one or more magnitude 7.0 earthquakes In the San Francisco Bay Area in the next 30 years, and the probability of a repeat of the 1906 quake is significant. Melissa Williams — I was at the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the area since the San Francisco earthquake … They have first-hand accounts of what it was like during the shaking and what it took to rebuild after each one. ; The violent quake killed 63 people in the Bay Area and injured almost 3,800 more. I was so into what I was doing, when one of the guys in the office literally tackled me under a desk. It was a very scary night. If he had driven into work that day he would have been on the bridge. Stacey Houlihan — Living in Sunnyvale. Denise Coate Harvey — We lived in Incline Village at Tahoe. I’ll never forget. Any longer than 17 seconds, there sadly would have been serious trampling issues. Significant structural damage also occurred. Then the screen went black. Mar 10, 2014 - Explore Lisamarie Cook Amaro's board "Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989", followed by 258 people on Pinterest. It was the day before she turned 11 so we always remember the anniversary of this earthquake. I went to the epicenter the following weekend in the Santa Cruz mountains with my UCB Geology class! Lori Burkart Frank — Business trip to Chicago, living in San Jose at the time. If earthquakes struck randomly over time, the region would expect another earthquake of this same magnitude in the next 30 years with about a 50 percent probability. The other one is the 1906 earthquake. But my soon to be husband was on BART under the Bay, thankfully. Lisa Price — In a parking lot in San Jose. In 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage. Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news. Monica Dorbandt Hughes — Chico State, freaking out about all our friends and family in the Bay. I returned to my college apartment a few days later … hearing the search for survivors at the I-880. The Loma Prieta earthquake, a 6.9 temblor that struck the Bay Area on October 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m., killed 63 people, injured almost 3,800, and caused up to $10 billion in damage.. It was one scary few minutes. Never felt anything. Sign upfor our e-mail to receive your FREE 2021 San Francisco Planning Guide. Last night I was in Marin for the 4.7. My dad was stationed in Korea and called right at 5:00; during our talk the earth moved, the walls rolled, the ground shook side to side and rolled. Players, club officials and others reflect on the momentous occasion. Kathleen Horner — Was working in a bank in Santa Clara. As with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, fires began to break out in the city after it hit. Left work early. Loma Prieta is one of two famous quakes in SF. It was scheduled to begin at 5:15pm and the live broadcast had just begun. After this one, the only freeway running through the city had to be torn down due to damage from the quake. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference. This district in the city is built on landfill, not hard stone or rock. Discover interesting facts about the 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco Earthquake, also known as the World Series Quake. This one was caught on film and is the only major quake to be broadcast live on TV. (Credit to Chris Rhoads & jujumediazone.) Please contact me if you have any questions before your trip there that morning asked me if you the. Board `` Loma Prieta quake hit the Bay Area history in his tool bag and. 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