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LeeAnn Greer — My friend, Ruth and I were in Phoenix for a conference and as we walked into the Biltmore hotel someone said the Berkeley library is on fire. As with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, fires began to break out in the city after it hit. The 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco earthquake was the second most devastating earthquake in SF's history. Click the link below to check it out. My youngest daughter was in dance class. I remember like it was yesterday. 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… Condition is Used. I was home. Linda Fiorelli — In my house in Mission Viejo. Took seven hours to get home to the East Bay. Loma Prieta is one of two famous quakes in SF. Continued travel the next day, landing in a deserted SFO. We ducked under the large table. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 1989. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference. Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil. Also remembering being in fear having to stop under any light that was underneath a freeway. It was hard to believe. Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news. Players, club officials and others reflect on the momentous occasion. We drove home via the city (dropping my sister off near the Marina). The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in Northern California on October 17, 1989 — 30 years ago today. 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. Didn’t think that through I guess. It was about 70 miles south of SF, but the damage in the city was huge. It was one scary few minutes. This one was caught on film and is the only major quake to be broadcast live on TV. Then I realized we were shaking and some of the ceiling tiles were coming down. Significant structural damage also occurred. Very sad time. I was so into what I was doing, when one of the guys in the office literally tackled me under a desk. The Union asked readers to share their memories of the moment, and that day. Paid time off, holiday pay. The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in Northern California on October 17, 1989 – 30 years ago today. Doreen Clemons — I was getting ready to watch the World Series. The damage was so great that there was no way to repair the freeway, so it had to be removed. Mary Anne Hughes Davis — My in-laws had just returned home from a trip to Reno. Mar 10, 2014 - Explore Lisamarie Cook Amaro's board "Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989", followed by 258 people on Pinterest. Spent the night in a hotel watching the news and trying to connect with family. Melissa Williams — I was at the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. 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. If it had not been for the series I would have been at the East Bay Vivarium getting food for my snake. (Credit to Chris Rhoads & jujumediazone.) An earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages. Stacey Houlihan — Living in Sunnyvale. They have first-hand accounts of what it was like during the shaking and what it took to rebuild after each one. It was horrible for my friends waiting to find out if their loved ones were OK. Jackie Lenz — In San Rafael watching Bay series, I was 14 and home alone in our redwood home. My husband’s first day of commuting to Memphis was the following day. Mary Richter Woolheater — I was at a school board meeting in Petaluma. I would’ve been on or under the Cypress Structure, which collapsed. Debbie Rosatelli Clark — I so remember this day. Left an impression. AFTER THE FALL / The earthquake shattered the Bay Area, but the cities hardest hit are now mostly rebuilt -- and the scars are hidden deep below the … Workers check the damage to Interstate 880 in Oakland, Ca. Remember seeing it on TV all day, every day. Mary Barrett-Hall — I was born and raised in California — starting from Southern California to Northern California — and have experienced quite a few California earthquakes. He called the station manager in Oakland to see if he could bring/do anything. Kathy Williams — Sitting in the Fox & Goose pub in downtown Sacramento. Bri Harris — Santa Cruz, checking out of our hotel after my mom’s wedding rings were stolen out of our Bronco while we were at the beach. This will last through January 4, 2021. Transcript for Oct. 17, 1989: San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. I've been exploring San Francisco for almost two decades and I can't wait to help you find the best things to do here! Any longer than 17 seconds, there sadly would have been serious trampling issues. Driving back into Santa Cruz a huge plume off smoke was coming from downtown. The whole house groaned and shook. Now I live out here. The Loma Prieta quake hit the bay area on the evening of October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm. Sherri Wickersham Tucker — Carole Pratt, scary … I can’t imagine the mayhem going on in the city with the panic and everyone trying to flee. Annette Wicksten-Fordyce — I just walked into da care in Manteca and immediately found the kids. On Sunday, Chabad of Grass…, Caregiver. ; The violent quake killed 63 people in the Bay Area and injured almost 3,800 more. So scary! After the initial one, several smaller, yet still intense, aftershocks continued to rock the city. That is until someone shoved me to the ground trying to escape (we were under a huge concrete second level). Still waiting for the big one. ORIGINAL newspapers from 1989 earthquake If he had driven into work that day he would have been on the bridge. It caused the Cypress Freeway to collapse, along with numerous buildings and part of the Bay Bridge. Click here for more information. 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. The freeway collapsed Tuesday as a major earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, hit the Bay area. Terrie Collins — It was our 30th anniversary and we WERE going to go out to dinner … instead we stuck by the TV to watch the tragic event. Kristi Ferry — At my after-school job (CopyRight in the Brunswick basin) watching items hanging from the ceiling sway ever so slightly. Anna Pena Rohaly — I was finishing up paperwork before heading home from work. Copyright © 2009-2020 by Jill Loeffler, SFTourismTips.com. See more ideas about Earthquake, Loma, San francisco earthquake. I felt the kitchen roll! Several 5.0-plus seismic events in the two years preceding Loma Prieta also served as warnings. On Oct. 17, 1989, the A's and Giants were preparing for Game 3 of the World Series when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. Eleanore MacDonald — We lived on Banner in our very solid log house. Our children were walking home from after school activities. Al Michaels brought Bay Area background to 1989 quake coverage page to get more cool facts. Loma Prieta: Looking Back on the Earthquake 30 Years Later The 6.9 magnitude quake on Oct. 17, 1989 left 63 people dead and more than 3,700 injured Find out how our national pastime may have saved lives during the San Francisco Bay Area’s deadly earthquake of 1989. They were fine, some broken dishes and bookshelves toppled, but otherwise fine. This district in the city is built on landfill, not hard stone or rock. It was felt very strongly in Petaluma. It has been 25 years since the 7.0 Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area at 5:04PM on October 17, 1989 causing widespread damage … Many people have also commented that the level of injury from this one was less due to the timing of the start of the World Series game. I stayed home from work because I wasn’t feeling well … my office building was red tagged! Ooh boy. The earth rolls across the field were in fact quite gorgeous … and I was mainly in awe. Discover interesting facts about the 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco Earthquake, also known as the World Series Quake. It was the day before she turned 11 so we always remember the anniversary of this earthquake. The Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area 30 years ago on Thursday, but the effects of the 6.9-magnitude shock are still evident to this day. Tami Mc Daniel King — I was living in San Francisco. Loma Prieta is one of two famous quakes in SF. Bill LaFlaur — In Monterey, lying in bed reading. Thanks for stopping by and please contact me if you have any questions before your trip. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism. This one originated on the San Andreas fault in the Santa Cruz mountains. Lisa Price — In a parking lot in San Jose. We had a grandmother clock that never worked. Leon Hunter Jr. — I was living in West Oakland in the Acorn Apts working in Richmond decided not to go straight home that day otherwise I would have been in the middle of this. I was home. The other one is the 1906 earthquake. Penny Mores — I was in Colfax, cleaning out my car. Katrina Schneider — Oct. 17, 1989 … at the World Series at Candlestick with my family! Kathleen Horner — Was working in a bank in Santa Clara. Luckily, the bottom portion held up the additional weight and no cars fell into the waters of the SF Bay. Brent Andrew Körner — I was on the East Coast, 5 years old. The Loma Prieta se… The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sign upfor our e-mail to receive your FREE 2021 San Francisco Planning Guide. San Francisco earthquake of 1989, major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S., on October 17, 1989, and caused 63 deaths, nearly 3,800 injuries, and an estimated $6 billion in property damage. It seemed so eerie. 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. If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted. I thought I’d had too much to drink, but I only had two sips of my pint at that point. The 1989 World Series between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants was deemed the “Battle of the Bay” and ended on October 28th but that was after a 10-day delay due to a severe earthquake. The freeway ran along the waterfront on the eastern side of the city. I lived in San Jose at the time. Still amazed I got through. After this one, the only freeway running through the city had to be torn down due to damage from the quake. If more people were on the roads during rush hour that night, the death toll and number of people injured probably would have been higher. NOTE: On December 6, San Francisco (and a few surrounding counties) will once again be on a stay-at-home order. October '89 reports on the huge quake with popular news anchors Elaine Corral and Dennis Richmond in the studio. 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. Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Roger England — Alameda! The Moment It Hit. So I cooled him off and put him back in his stall. 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… Fewer people were on the roads, many left work early and were already stationed in front of their TVs to watch the game. Overall there were 63 deaths from this San Francisco earthquake. Eighty-nine hours after the 1989 quake hit, a Caltrans worker found a survivor trapped in a car that was crushed to a height of about 3 feet. They call it Banner LAVA CAP for a reason. If you enjoy the page, give us a like. Here are some of the more than 250 responses posted at The Union’s Facebook page: Lisa Bearden-Trisler — In South Lake Tahoe. Sherry Panick — At work at Borland in Scotts Valley —when I was able to leave the building, the wallpaper was peeled off the walls. Katie O’Rourke — I was working in an orthopedic office in Berkeley and the X-ray table rolled back and forth and my shoes clicked on the floor 3 or 4 times. He told me there had been an earthquake and SF had major damage. When the buildings collapsed, it broke gas lines and a number of fires started. Jeanette Sherwood LaChambre — I was pregnant with my son, living in Fremont. With an Mw magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Modified Mercalli intensityof IX (Violent), the shock was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. The difference this time is that the fires were quickly put out by high powered hoses and water from the bay. I was taking a nap and Marija was playing in her room when she started calling me “Mommy my toys are jumping.” Southern California earthquake drills when younger immediately went into play. It was so interesting to me how many people I knew who lived in the Bay Area and were out of town, and how many people I knew who did not live there and just happened to be there for work when the earthquake happened. Never felt anything. Loma Prieta is one of two famous quakes in SF. The Loma Prieta quake hit the bay area on the evening of October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm. Last night I was in Marin for the 4.7. Then my mom who just flew out there that morning asked me if San Francisco was still there. My youngest daughter was in dance class. Join ABC7 as we take a look back at the hours and days surrounding the Loma Prieta earthquake. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. And, it took 45 minutes to travel the mile or so I commuted home. Lori Burkart Frank — Business trip to Chicago, living in San Jose at the time. Rhoda Blankenship — I was working at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital when I drove to NU football practice to pick up my kids from my husband, Coach Blankenship. I was home. Now Playing: {{itm.title}} The Moment It Hit. My horse felt the quake, I didn’t. ; The violent quake killed 63 people in the Bay Area and injured almost 3,800 more. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on California’s Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). I felt it. Trudy Reynolds — We were in our moving truck on I-80, in about Ohio, moving from the Bay Area to Virginia Beach. It was a double decker freeway with two levels of lanes. Angela Watson — Kinda creepy considering the Bay Area has been having small earthquakes the past few days. All of a sudden he started acting up, bucking, snorting, staring off into space and just generally being a brat to my eyes. ✌️. Michael Clemmons — Doreen Clemons, me too! Very eerie since that was the only light coming from San Francisco. A section of the top portion of the bridge collapsed onto the bottom portion of the bridge. Jen Strange — I’ll never forget that day! Still don’t know how I got under my desk so quickly! 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. It didn’t. The Loma Prieta quake hit the bay area on the evening of October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm. Two revelers were among the nine cars with menorahs on top that drove through Grass Valley and Nevada City Thursday, spreading Chanukah cheer and wishing community members a Happy Chanukah. I shoved it and ran outside; it was an old fisherman shack on Pearl Street, built on stilts. My dad filled the car right next to Jose Canseco outside the ball park. It was the day before she turned 11 so we always remember the anniversary of this earthquake. 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. That’s when they told me the Bay Bridge had just collapsed in an earthquake! Since 1836, there have been five earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area with a magnitude of 6.75 or higher. We felt it all the way there. I’ll never forget. After the quake, they postponed game three of the World Series for 10 days. On October 17, 1989, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake ripped through the Bay Area. Angela Watson — Kinda creepy considering the Bay Area has been having small earthquakes the past few days. Sad day in the Bay Area. I'm Jill Loeffler and welcome to my site. We, too, were watching the World Series. Think “liquefaction!” Heard the Cypress collapse, didn’t know what it was. It was a very scary night. Then she told about the earthquake. Took Fish Ranch Road to Walnut Creek. Wondering if I should get closer to a brick wall or jump onto a bouncing car. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the area since the San Francisco earthquake … Game three of the 1989 World Series was just getting started in SF that night. The other one is the 1906 earthquake. Then the screen went black. Very scary day. I walked up to my trainer’s house, where they were watching TV. The ground in this area was not able to absorb the forceful shaking from the earthquake and several buildings toppled over. Angela Watson — Kinda creepy considering the Bay Area has been having small earthquakes the past few days. In 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage. The hallway rolled towards me while the house swayed back and forth. Diana Runnels — In the air on my way from Boston to SF for a friend’s wedding. The Oakland Tribune October 18-22 1989 Bay Area Earthquake Newspaper Lot Vintage. 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. I went to the epicenter the following weekend in the Santa Cruz mountains with my UCB Geology class! Angel Humble — I attended a private school in Watsonville, MVC; the school had major damage. I lived in San Jose at the time. But my soon to be husband was on BART under the Bay, thankfully. We couldn’t reach them for hours to know they were safe. I worked in Livermore and knew many people affected by the earthquake. Former ABC7 News Anchor Cheryl Jennings looks back at the dramatic first hours after the earthquake hit, a time of devastating loss and selfless bravery that would change the Bay Area. I lived in Sacramento at the time. The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 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. Visit the SF 1906 Earthquake page to learn more about the other famous San Francisco earthquake or visit the What Causes Quakes? The other one is the 1906 earthquake. The following year, the 1989 World Series became memorable for an entirely different reason. The city of Oakland, right across the bay, also suffered quite a bit of damage from this one. We could also see the Marina fires from our deck. 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. It was also the day I chose to move from the Bay Area! I was in Sheridan training my horse for a big jumping competition we had coming up. I lived in San Jose at the time. My youngest daughter was in dance class. Debbie Rosatelli Clark — I so remember this day. After a good shaking it started working and continues to work to this day. 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