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1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damage

As devastating as Loma Prieta was, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the East Bay could do $65 billion in damage. CGS's Related Maps and Publications. Download a poster of Liquefaction Damage in the Marina District during the 1989 Loma Prieta Eaerthquake - (1 MB - PDF Document On October 17, 1989, at 5:04:15 p.m. (PDT), a magnitude 6.9 earthquake severely shook the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. The epicenter was located near Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, approximately 14 km (9 mi) northeast of Santa Cruz and 96 km (60 mi) south-southeast of San Francisco Performance of emergency-response services after the earthquake, by Charles R. Scawthorn, Keith A. Porter, and Frank T. Blackburn. This publication is part of the set of four multi-chapter USGS Professional Papers on the Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989: Download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader for free

The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquak

ShakeMap showing the inferred intensity of ground shaking in the 1868 earthquake (measured as MMI, or Modified Mercalli Intensity), compared to a ShakeMap for the 1989 magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. Red lines are major earthquake faults; black line shows the portion of the Hayward Fault that ruptured in 1868; diamonds show locations of. In a 17 October 1989 photo, a California highway patrol officer checks the damage to cars that fell when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck after the Loma Prieta. The item Earthquake damage, Loma Prieta earthquake, October 1989 represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library. This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake did sizable damage, but experts say there is a 62 percent chance that a far more devastating quake could strike the Bay Area within the next 30 years -- and all. The 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake, which occurred 25 years ago on Oct. 17, ended decades of seismic tranquility in the region and was a wakeup call to the region to prepare for even more.

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In 1989, the Loma Prieta Earthquake forever changed the face of the Bay Area. The earthquake struck at 5:04p.m. on October 17th. It killed 63 people and injured thousands. Here are a few images of. Ground motion amplification, cordings, and microtremor measurements: a case study in Christ- geology, and damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the church, New Zealand, during the 1994 Arthur Pass earthquake, Bull. city of San Francisco, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 84, 16-30. Seism. Soc. Am. 87, 356-369

M6.9 October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquak

Contains the architectural plans for the seismic retrofit and damage repair following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Date: 1993 (issued Fr. Maurice O'Neil gives a tour of the damage St. Joseph High School / St.Patrick's College Seminary suffered from the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. The b.. At roughly 5:00 pm on October 17, 1989, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred on the San Andreas Fault, centered near Loma Prieta in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ground shaking was felt 50 km away in Moss Landing and the unconsolidated sediment of the Moss Landing spit began to jostle and act like quicksand Loma Prieta earthquake damage, 1989. A car is crushed under the third story of an apartment building in San Francisco's Marina District after the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. The ground levels are no longer visible because of structural failure and sinking due to liquefaction. Source: U.S. Geological Surve

The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17

  1. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake ended decades of tranquillity in the San Francisco Bay region. It was a wakeup call to prepare for the potentially even more devastating shocks that are inevitable in the future. Since 1989, the work of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other organizations has improved understanding of the seismic threat in.
  2. The Structural Engineers Association of California recently published, Reflections on the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989. The 184 page document features photographs, graphs & charts which include observations made by an Ad Hoc Earthquake Reconnaissance Committee composed of members from the four local associations
  3. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (EERI, 1990) and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake (EERI, 1995a), the potential for filmed glass to mitigate potential injuries as a result of earthquakes was recognized. The importance of this additional intended use for applied film is clear when one realizes that earthquake-induced damage to architectural.
  4. In the Santa Cruz Mountains in the forest of Nisene Marks State Park, about 16 kilometers northeast of Santa Cruz and about 7 kilometers south of Loma Prieta Mountains, California. This major earthquake caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries, and an estimated $6 billion in property damage. It was the largest earthquake to occur on the San Andreas.

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The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 occurred at 5:04 p.m., right before the World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's. It was an awakening for seismologists to be more aware of these natural disasters due to the fact that it was the largest earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1906 The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake: Impact on Hospital Patient Care James E Pointer, Janet Michaelis, Charles Saunders, Julie Martchenke, Christopher Barton, Jorge Palafox, Marie Kleinrock, Joseph J Calabr The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on California's Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Santa Cruz County, approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cru The epicenter was located near the 3,791-ft Loma Prieta peak in Santa Clara County, so Loma Prieta was the name subse- quently given to the earthquake. The temblor was the largest recorded in Northern California since the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

The disaster is known as both as the San Francisco-Oakland earthquake and the Loma Prieta earthquake because it was centered near Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. On October 17, the. Feb 22, 2018 - 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake — Here's a look back at a shot from the aftermath of the Oct 17, 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. The epicenter was located near Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, approximately 14 km (9 mi) northeast of Santa Cruz and 96 km (60 mi) south-southeast of San Francisco. In this phot 12 of 14 13 of 14 John and Freda Tranberger stand by a huge crack that opened up in their front yard after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. They live near the epicenter in the Santa Cruz mountains The 7.1 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989. This powerful quake, the strongest in San Francisco since 1906, struck just before the third game of the series. Across the bay area, the quake was responsible for 62 deaths, and damage estimates neared the 5 billion dollar mark

Earthquake Loma Prieta California 1989 The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area of California on October 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. local time. Caused by a slip along the San Andreas Fault, the quake lasted 10-15 seconds and measured 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale, or 6.9 on the open-ended. On Oct. 17, 1989, and in the weeks that followed, the BART system came of age, proving its maturity and mettle as a lifeline for the Bay Area after the tragic Loma Prieta earthquake. This is the story of how BART did it, with behind-the-scenes memories never before reported publicly from people at all levels, from executives to front-line workers Aftershock records of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake are used to calculate site response in the frequency band of 0.5-10 Hz at 24 locations in Los Gatos, California, on the edge of the Santa Clara Valley. Two different methods are used: spectral ratios relative to a reference site on rock and a source/site spectral inversion method. These two methods complement each other and give consistent. The Damage Though 50 miles away, the 1989 M7.1 Loma Prieta Earthquake caused complete destruction of 35 buildings in the Marina District. Land in the high-priced Marina District was created when a lagoon was filled with dune sand and building rubble from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 -to make fairgrounds for th The earthquake drill, which reminded people to drop, cover and hold, took place at 10:17 a.m., coinciding with the Loma Prieta anniversary. The Loma Prieta earthquake was a tragedy that caused.

Seismologists quickly determined that the epicenter of the October 17 earthquake was in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near a peak named Loma Prieta (in Spanish, dark hill). The quake struck on a segment of the San Andreas Fault, the roughly 800-mile-long fault zone that runs two-thirds of the length of California, starting near the Salton Sea. WATSONVILLE—When the Loma Prieta earthquake struck at 5:04 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1989, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Willy Elliott-McCrea was in Watsonville, talking about disaster preparation.. It was a strange bit of irony, and it took the presence of then-Watsonville Fire Chief Gary Smith to prompt McCrea to respond properly The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in San Francisco on October 17, 1989. It was a magnitude 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale. The death toll was 63 and the damage cost an estimated six billion dollars (Stoffer, 2005). The damage exposed poor building standards and poor location choice Twenty-five years ago, on Oct. 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m., a 7.1 magnitude quake centered near the Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California roared along a 22-mile stretch of.

Prediction of Loma Prieta? Between 1910 and 1989 there were 20 widely varying forecasts that were announced/Seismic Gap predicted that there would be an earthquake by December 1993/Areas at risk from liquefaction and intense ground shaking have been mapped out by the USGS so risk awareness is relatively high compared to some LIC such as Hait Woman in a crwded bus in San Francisco uses a cellular phone to commmunicate after the Loma Prieta earthquake October 17, 1889 Photo ran 10/18/1989 P.A6, (Steve German / The Chronicle 1989 | San. The Loma Prieta Earthquake struck at 5:04 PM, October 17, 1989. The epicenter was located in the Santa Cruz mountains, near Loma Prieta peak, about 70 miles south of San Francisco. Measured at 6.9 on the Richter Scale, the worst damage was in the nearby cities of Watsonville and Santa Cruz 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Oct. 18, 2013 Updated: Oct. 17, 2015 2:30 p.m. This October marks the 26th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that shook the Bay Area during the late. Figure 5. Maps showing the rupture lengths of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (A) and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (B), on the San Andreas fault. SUMMARY This article highlights some of the seismological features of the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989

Thirty Years After the Loma Prieta Earthquake. This devastating 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Northern California on Oct. 17, 1989, with the Bay Area and Central Coast bearing the brunt of the impact. The epicenter was approximately 8 miles north-northeast of Santa Cruz and 50 miles from downtown San Francisco The Loma Prieta earthquake shows us that local fire chiefs do not have the capacity to understand the full magnitude of damages for hours after the initial earthquake. The local prediction of the amount of equipment and personnel needed is difficult at best It has been 25 years since the 7.0 Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area at 5:04PM on Oct. 17, 1989 causing widespread damage to buildings and roadways. 63 people died and. For Loma Prieta's 25th anniversary, Stanford Report created a multimedia feature on the earthquake's legacy. From arresting images of campus damage to earthquake research at Stanford today, the feature tells the story and shows the long-term impact of a significant event in the university's history

Comparison of 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damage to mapped

  1. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused damage to the shop that forced the business to relocate. Photo by Patty Lopez Day. Bill Mifsud Jr. points out a glass pane relic recovered from the original location of Bill's Bullpen on the 400 block that was red-tagged after the earthquake
  2. utes before the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series in Candlestick Park , ABC's cameras were rolling and their sportscasters reported the first news of the quake to the worried nation
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  4. 2 of 38 Downtown Santa Cruz was severely damaged as seen here the day after the the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 23, 1989 Steve Castillo / The Chronicle 1989 Show More Show Less. 3 of 38.
  5. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco area on October 17, 1989, causing 63 deaths and $10 billion worth of damage. This book reviews existing research on the Loma Prieta quake and draws from it practical lessons that could be applied to other earthquake-prone areas of the country
  6. Abstract: This report studies damage to bridges during the 1989 Loma Prieta and the 1994 Northridge, CA earthquakes. In both earthquakes, less than five percent of the bridges exposed to ground shaking were damaged. Bridges with non-monolithic abutment types, discontinuous spans and single column bents performed poorly. High skew contributed to.
  7. Remembering the Loma Prieta earthquake (1989) [updated] October 18, 2009 Family, Main, Preparedness bfwebster None of the trees had fallen over, so I ran back into the house to check on everyone and to see what damage had been done to the house. The home phone rang almost immediately. It was Sandra's mother, Nora, calling from Orem, Utah

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  1. The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. It had a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a surface wave magnitude of 7.1. The duration was 15 to 20 seconds. The earthquake occurred due to slip in either the San Andreas Fault or a subsidiary fault
  2. October 17 - The 6.9 M w Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Sixty-three people are killed and the 1989 World Series in baseball is postponed for ten days as a result of the earthquake. October 1
  3. Oct 18, 2016 - The Day The Earth Moved - The Loma Prieta Earthquake - October 17, 1989 - San Francisco is hit by a deadly earthquake - this day in 1989
  4. The Loma Prieta Earthquake was a powerful earthquake that struck at 5:04PM on Tuesday, October 17, 1989 in the San Francisco Bay area in Northern California (USA). The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, classifying it as major.The earthquake ran along the San Andreas Fault, the epicenter was located near the Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains
  5. Loma Prieta 1989 Earthquake Damage to City Center Image showing the damage to Santa Cruz city center from the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck in Santa Cruz, California on October 7, 1989, where six people were killed. October 2019 will mark 30 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake struck this seaside city

Loma Prieta 25 years later: Lessons learned on earthquakes

11/13/2019 The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake 2/4 miles (typical California earthquake focal depths are 4 to 6 miles). Loma Prleta ruptured the southernmost 30 miles of the break that caused the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. How Big Magnitude established at 6.9 after consultation with monitoring stations around the world. The Loma Prieta quake was felt as far away as San Diego and western Nevada October 17, 1989, 5:04pm. Everyone who lived in Santa Cruz County thirty years ago, remembers exactly where they were at this moment in time. The 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake set in motion a sequence of unprecedented events at the Boardwalk that night Striking just days before the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake — a magnitude 6.9 temblor that killed 63 people on October 17, 1989 — the string of seismic events beginning Monday. Introduction: The NOVA series videotape (55 min.) Earthquake! was produced in 1990 after the October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (magnitude 7) which caused significant damage and loss of life in the Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Oakland areas of central California. The videotape begins with scenes of ground shaking, damage and people's reactions to the earthquake

Immediately following the magnitude 7.1 Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989, a team representing the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction surveyed the damage to buildings, utilities and transportation structures. This report is based primarily on the data gathered during the site survey and the results of preliminary. The 1989 Loma Prieta, as the first truly significant Bay Area quake since 1906, left a far-reaching legacy in seismological, geotechnical, and engineering inquiry and served as a crucial wake-up call to the public to prepare for the next Big One. This article marks the 25th anniversary of the event The recent 6.0 quake in Napa this past summer put our upgraded system to the test. And the system passed: New and retrofitted structures stood their ground and came through damage-free. While the system is a whole lot stronger today, the anniversary of Loma Prieta is a good reminder to get reacquainted with earthquake safety practices Senate Subcommittee on Earthquake Insurance, Hearing on The Loma Prieta Earthquake: An Examination of Earthquake Insurance Property Damage, December 13, 1989 (1989). California Senate When: Oct. 17, 1989, at 5:05 p.m. Thousands of people were attending the San Francisco Giants World Series game against the Oakland A's when the earthquake struck. Epicenter: Near Loma Prieta Peak.

Research Loma Prieta earthquake cost $6B in 1989. Today, it would cost $38B On the 30th anniversary of the infamous World Series earthquake, RMS explains the 30-year, $32 billion projected cost. 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake & Fire. On October 17, 1989, soon after Loma Prieta Earthquake hit the Bay Area, the Department announced a recall of all off-duty personnel. Every available member of Station 10, at 655 Presidio Avenue, twenty three in all, reported for duty. (One member was on vacation in England

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 to buildings and roadways. 63 people died and. 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

Effects of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, October 17, 1989

In this Oct. 19, 1989 file photo, Workers check the damage to Interstate 880 in Oakland after it collapsed during the Loma Prieta earthquake two days earlier. Oct. 19, 2019, marks the 30th. 1989 Loma Prieta (World Series) Earthquake Damage. September 10, 2012 By Kyle. News footage of damage caused by the October 1989 Loma Prieta (World Series) earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. Some of the most severe damage and many of the deaths from this earthquake occurred far from the epicenter. The heavy damage in Oakland and the Marina. The Loma Prieta earthquake lasted 10-15 seconds. It hit the entire San Francisco Bay Area. The amount of money they spent to fix the entire bay area was $20,324,000. The power was knocked out and the damage was really bad. Buildings collided on top of each other and the earthquake was measured to be 7.1 magnitude. 18,306 houses were damaged.

ShakeMaps for the 1868 Hayward Quake and the 1989 Loma

  1. The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on Tuesday, October 17, 1989. [6] The epicenter was located on the San Andreas fault line in the Santa Cruz Mountains, over sixty miles south of the Marina District. [6] The shaking lasted roughly twenty seconds and had a Magnitude of 6.9
  2. During the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, the Pacific Plate moved 6.2 feet to the northwest and 4.3 feet upward over the North American Plate. Statistics suggest that the damage caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake was one of the worst in the history of the country. The total damages were estimated to be as high as USD 10 billion―accounting.
  3. Most San Francisco Bay Area residents over 30 years old remember exactly where they were at 5:04 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1989, when the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake shook the region. I certainly do

At 5:04 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1989, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. The quake was centered along the San Andreas Fault system near the Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 60 miles southeast of San Francisco and 9 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, according to the United States Geological Survey Top: A worker surveys the damage caused by the fire in San Francisco's Marina district after the Loma Prieta earthquake, Oct. 17, 1989. Bottom: A man waits for a bus on the corner of Beach and. Damage observations from past earthquakes—such as Loma Prieta 1989, Northridge 1994, and San Simeon 2003—indicate that the most common modes of failure for these buildings are falling from or shifting on their support piers, damage to the supports, and damage caused by attached structures such as carports, sheds, sunrooms, and screen rooms

Thirty years after devastating quake, is San Francisco

Senate Subcommittee on Earthquake Insurance, Hearing on The Loma Prieta Earthquake: An Examination of Earthquake Insurance Property Damage, December 8, 1989 (1989). California Senate The Oct. 17, 1989, Loma Prieta earthquake was America's first widely-shared natural disaster. The calamity was captured live on television, as Game 3 of the World Series was about to start

Earthquake damage, Loma Prieta earthquake, October 1989

Loma Prieta Earthquake, 1989

For instance, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged two hospitals 11 and resulted in severe damage to three schools 12 , the 1995 Kobe earthquake collapsed four hospitals 13 and damaged. The magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. The devastating shaking wrecked buildings and collapsed freeways from Watsonville north to West Oakland The 1989 Earthquake. Tom Van Vleck. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake hit northern California on Tuesday, October 17, at 5:04 PM. My family and I were very lucky, and were affected only slightly. This is what it was like for us. October 17 was hot and still. We'd had no rain for months

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  1. Most of the damage sustained from the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California was not a surprise to civil engineers and knowledgeable building officials. As early as the 1900s, engineers knew that unreinforced masonry buildings, and buildings built on poorly compacted soils are serious earthquake hazards
  2. The October 17, 1989 Earthquake of Loma Prieta By Jordan Cappadona, Period 4 How the Earthquake Affected the Environment Soft soil under the Marina District of San Francisco intensified ground shaking to the point of damage, and it caused liquefaction of sandy artificial fill
  3. On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area. The 6.9 earthquake, centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains, took the lives of 63 Bay Area residents and injured more.
  4. The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in Northern California on October 17, 1989 — 30 years ago today.; The violent quake killed 63 people in the Bay Area and injured almost 3,800 more. It caused the Cypress Freeway to collapse, along with numerous buildings and part of the Bay Bridge
  5. The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989, at 5:04:15 pm (PDT), with a magnitude 6.9, and a surface magnitude of 7.1. It devastated the whole area. Citizens were in shock after seeing all the mess. There were 51 aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or greater the first day after the main shock, and 16 aftershocks the second day
  6. This report studies damage to bridges during the 1989 Loma Prieta and the 1994 Northridge, CA earthquakes. In both earthquakes, less than five percent of the bridges exposed to ground shaking were damaged. Bridges with non-monolithic abutment types, discontinuous spans and single column bents performed poorly

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