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San Francisco Earthquake Epicenter 1989
On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages. Despite the fact that the disaster was one of the most powerful and destructive quakes ever to hit a populated area of the United States, the death toll was ...
June 6, 1915 An earthquake with an abrupt rocking motion at 9:51 a.m. June 22, 1915 Earthquake in the Imperial Valley wrecked the towns of Calexico and El Centro.
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.
The earthquake occurred at 5:13 a.m. local time, with its epicenter offshore of San Francisco, which then had a population of approximately 400,000 people.. Did You Know? The night before the 1906 earthquake, renowned Italian tenor Enrico Caruso performed in San Francisco.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. The quake was the strongest in the region since 1989. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for southern Napa County ...
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands
The worst scenario for the next earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area is not from the San Andreas Fault, experts say, but from the Hayward Fault.
On 22 March 1957, the San Francisco Peninsula was rocked by an earthquake centered in the Daly City area that caused damage in Westlake District of that city, and some damage in San Francisco.Although only magnitude 5.3, this was the largest earthquake on the Peninsula since 1906.
An earthquake shook California's San Francisco Bay Area early on Thursday, waking many, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shallow quake was a magnitude 4.4 and occurred at 2:39am PST. Its epicenter was in Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco ...
On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 P.M., a major earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay area. The earthquake was nicknamed the World Series Earthquake because it occurred just before a World Series baseball game was scheduled to begin in Candlestick Park.