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1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

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The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occured on October 18, 1989 at 00:04 UTC in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Central California.

Because of its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, the earthquake was felt extensively over the area:

This earthquake has been extremely well-studied and numerous resources are available. Here is a brief list.



On-line Information

Earthquake Photographs