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Earthquake California Freeway Collapse
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). 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.
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis. By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the city alone would be destroyed, exposing ...
Fire Truck co. 54 photos includes 1989 California San Francisco area earthquake,collapse and rescues of cypress freeway I-880.
Forty-one years ago today, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake ripped through the San Fernando Valley, jolting the region in its first destructive temblor in generations.
Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does...
The role of Loma Prieta, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake in the history of the United States of America.
Interstate 880 (I-880) is an Interstate Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area connecting San Jose and Oakland, running parallel to the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay.For most of its route, I-880 is officially known as the Nimitz Freeway, after World War II fleet admiral Chester Nimitz, who retired to the Bay Area and lived on Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco-Oakland earthquake of 1989Damaged buildings in Santa Cruz, California, following the San Francisco-Oakland earthquake of 1989.C.E. Meyer/U.S. Geological Survey The earthquake significantly damaged the transportation system of the Bay Area. The collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct ...
Earthquake Safety Video Series: Simple videos demonstrating what to do to protect yourself in various situations (near a table, no table nearby, in a theater/auditorium, at the shore, while driving, and more to come).. Los Angeles County Firefighters demonstrate Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Learn about Drop, Cover, Hold On from MySafeLA.org
Many California freeways were subject to partial collapse during the Northridge quake in 1994, such as this section of the Golden Gate Freeway.