(Credit to Chris Rhoads & jujumediazone.) Still amazed I got through. 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. This district in the city is built on landfill, not hard stone or rock. Melissa Williams — I was at the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk. Find out how our national pastime may have saved lives during the San Francisco Bay Area’s deadly earthquake of 1989. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism. The hallway rolled towards me while the house swayed back and forth. I worked in Livermore and knew many people affected by the earthquake. These San Francisco Earthquake books include even more facts about the famous earthquakes in the region. 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. The biggest issue was when a portion of the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge collapsed. October '89 reports on the huge quake with popular news anchors Elaine Corral and Dennis Richmond in the studio. I lived in San Jose at the time. ORIGINAL newspapers from 1989 earthquake Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. After a good shaking it started working and continues to work to this day. Now I live out here. Players, club officials and others reflect on the momentous occasion. page to get more cool facts. All of a sudden he started acting up, bucking, snorting, staring off into space and just generally being a brat to my eyes. Since 1836, there have been five earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area with a magnitude of 6.75 or higher. 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… We could also see the Marina fires from our deck. I was figuring my building to collapse. If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted. Workers check the damage to Interstate 880 in Oakland, Ca. If he had driven into work that day he would have been on the bridge. Wondering if I should get closer to a brick wall or jump onto a bouncing car. ✌️. Sad day in the Bay Area. On my Facebook page, you will find more great information about planning your San Francisco vacation. Transcript for Oct. 17, 1989: San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. It was the day before she turned 11 so we always remember the anniversary of this earthquake. 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. Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news. 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. Left work early. Dorothy Goodnow — We were living in the Oakland hills at the time. Roger England — Alameda! 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. The city of Oakland, right across the bay, also suffered quite a bit of damage from this one. They call it Banner LAVA CAP for a reason. It wasn’t a good day! Our children were walking home from after school activities. That’s when they told me the Bay Bridge had just collapsed in an earthquake! Walked into a pet store and the bird cages were swinging. Hildy Langewis — Went to Danville to watch the World Series at a friend’s house. I lived in San Jose at the time. It was the day before she turned 11 so we always remember the anniversary of this earthquake. The Union asked readers to share their memories of the moment, and that day. Cook; P/T Dietary Aide. Ex-husband was on the Bay Bridge when it collapsed but made it across to pick me up from work. After the initial one, several smaller, yet still intense, aftershocks continued to rock the city. Driving back into Santa Cruz a huge plume off smoke was coming from downtown. 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. Took seven hours to get home to the East Bay. On Sunday, Chabad of Grass…, Caregiver. Join ABC7 as we take a look back at the hours and days surrounding the Loma Prieta earthquake. 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. Also remembering being in fear having to stop under any light that was underneath a freeway. Though the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 lasted only for a duration of roughly 20 seconds, it was one of the worst earthquakes to have hit the San Francisco Bay Area in California; leaving over 63 people dead and injuring thousands more. They have first-hand accounts of what it was like during the shaking and what it took to rebuild after each one. 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. So I cooled him off and put him back in his stall. After the quake, they postponed game three of the World Series for 10 days. 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. Annette Wicksten-Fordyce — I just walked into da care in Manteca and immediately found the kids. It's also interesting to note that the World Series that year was between the two bay area teams: The Giants and the Oakland A's. I remember like it was yesterday. Last night I was in Marin for the 4.7. Discover interesting facts about the 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco Earthquake, also known as the World Series Quake. 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. I was so into what I was doing, when one of the guys in the office literally tackled me under a desk. They were fine, some broken dishes and bookshelves toppled, but otherwise fine. 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. Mary Anne Hughes Davis — My in-laws had just returned home from a trip to Reno. It was the day before she turned 11 so we always remember the anniversary of this earthquake. If it had not been for the series I would have been at the East Bay Vivarium getting food for my snake. Very sad time. Angela Watson — Kinda creepy considering the Bay Area has been having small earthquakes the past few days. Denise Coate Harvey — We lived in Incline Village at Tahoe. Then the screen went black. Kathy Williams — Sitting in the Fox & Goose pub in downtown Sacramento. Game three of the 1989 World Series was just getting started in SF that night. Linda Fiorelli — In my house in Mission Viejo. The Lord spared me that day. Anna Pena Rohaly — I was finishing up paperwork before heading home from work. 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. Here are some of the more than 250 responses posted at The Union’s Facebook page: Lisa Bearden-Trisler — In South Lake Tahoe. He called the station manager in Oakland to see if he could bring/do anything. The Moment It Hit. 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. Michaels had fresh Bay Area history in his tool bag — and that mattered on Oct. 17, 1989. We quickly found a TV and spent the whole evening watching and calling friends to see if they were OK. See more ideas about Earthquake, Loma, San francisco earthquake. The Loma Prieta quake hit the bay area on the evening of October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm. The other one is the 1906 earthquake. 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 … 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. Hi there! It seemed so eerie. Angela Watson — Kinda creepy considering the Bay Area has been having small earthquakes the past few days. 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. 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. When I found out it was in the Bay Area I thought the shelf must have broke off. After this one, the only freeway running through the city had to be torn down due to damage from the quake. Kathleen Horner — Was working in a bank in Santa Clara. The difference this time is that the fires were quickly put out by high powered hoses and water from the bay. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference. Called my parents in New Jersey as soon as it stopped. Lisa Price — In a parking lot in San Jose. Al Michaels brought Bay Area background to 1989 quake coverage Debbie Rosatelli Clark — I so remember this day. 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 It was one scary few minutes. Penny Mores — I was in Colfax, cleaning out my car. I shoved it and ran outside; it was an old fisherman shack on Pearl Street, built on stilts. Lori Burkart Frank — Business trip to Chicago, living in San Jose at the time. I said what? Remember seeing it on TV all day, every day. The other one is the 1906 earthquake. The Oakland Tribune October 18-22 1989 Bay Area Earthquake Newspaper Lot Vintage. Still don’t know how I got under my desk so quickly! They lived 3 miles from the epicenter in Aptos. Liz Lynch — Under my desk in my office on Broadway between VanNess and Polk! I went to the epicenter the following weekend in the Santa Cruz mountains with my UCB Geology class! Thanks for stopping by and please contact me if you have any questions before your trip. Landed in Denver, unable to land at SFO. My youngest daughter was in dance class. My youngest daughter was in dance class. But my soon to be husband was on BART under the Bay, thankfully. Still waiting for the big one. I would’ve been on or under the Cypress Structure, which collapsed. Kristi Ferry — At my after-school job (CopyRight in the Brunswick basin) watching items hanging from the ceiling sway ever so slightly. That is until someone shoved me to the ground trying to escape (we were under a huge concrete second level). Debbie Rosatelli Clark — I so remember this day. It caused the Cypress Freeway to collapse, along with numerous buildings and part of the Bay Bridge. The 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco earthquake was the second most devastating earthquake in SF's history. I thought I’d had too much to drink, but I only had two sips of my pint at that point. I returned to my college apartment a few days later … hearing the search for survivors at the I-880. It measured a 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Now Playing: {{itm.title}} We, too, were watching the World Series. It is estimated that around 1,300 buildings were destroyed, and 20,000 buildings were damaged. 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 … Sherry Panick — At work at Borland in Scotts Valley —when I was able to leave the building, the wallpaper was peeled off the walls. 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 main area that was impacted was the Marina District. I was home. The fish tank started falling on me. Discover interesting facts about the 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco Earthquake, also known as the World Series Quake. 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. Ooh boy. Discover interesting facts about the 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco Earthquake, also known as the World Series Quake. Remember everyone who had a pool, including us, watching the water go over the fence and down the street. 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. Left an impression. It includes tips, must see attractions, and other fun details. Overall there were 63 deaths from this San Francisco earthquake. As with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, fires began to break out in the city after it hit. It measured a 6.9 on the Richter Scale. I’ll never forget. And, it took 45 minutes to travel the mile or so I commuted home. NOTE: On December 6, San Francisco (and a few surrounding counties) will once again be on a stay-at-home order. This one was caught on film and is the only major quake to be broadcast live on TV. To this day, the city still has not rebuilt that portion of the freeway (which pleases locals as this part of the waterfront has been redone and is now gorgeous with the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium and several wonderful restaurants near the water). In addition, there were over 3,500 injuries and over 8,000 people became homeless. Didn’t think that through I guess. ; The violent quake killed 63 people in the Bay Area and injured almost 3,800 more. Any longer than 17 seconds, there sadly would have been serious trampling issues. Think “liquefaction!” Heard the Cypress collapse, didn’t know what it was. We had a small battery operated TV at the time so we were able to watch the footage of the aftermath. The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in Northern California on October 17, 1989 — 30 years ago today. My husband’s first day of commuting to Memphis was the following day. Spent the night in a hotel watching the news and trying to connect with family. Marguerite Vulfs — We lived on Banner too and our home swayed. The damage was so great that there was no way to repair the freeway, so it had to be removed. My youngest daughter was in dance class. My dad was stationed in Korea and called right at 5:00; during our talk the earth moved, the walls rolled, the ground shook side to side and rolled. 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. Wow what a day. My horse felt the quake, I didn’t. It measured a 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Significant structural damage also occurred. Angela Watson — Kinda creepy considering the Bay Area has been having small earthquakes the past few days. Several 5.0-plus seismic events in the two years preceding Loma Prieta also served as warnings. I had just gotten home from work in Alameda. 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. It was pretty scary that day! A section of the top portion of the bridge collapsed onto the bottom portion of the bridge. Sign upfor our e-mail to receive your FREE 2021 San Francisco Planning Guide. The other one is the 1906 earthquake. Fewer people were on the roads, many left work early and were already stationed in front of their TVs to watch the game. The Loma Prieta quake hit the bay area on the evening of October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm. Took Fish Ranch Road to Walnut Creek. I lived in San Jose at the time. Mar 10, 2014 - Explore Lisamarie Cook Amaro's board "Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989", followed by 258 people on Pinterest. Only two have occurred since the San Francisco earthquake. Mary Richter Woolheater — I was at a school board meeting in Petaluma. I stayed home from work because I wasn’t feeling well … my office building was red tagged! He told me there had been an earthquake and SF had major damage. Copyright © 2009-2020 by Jill Loeffler, SFTourismTips.com. Condition is Used. So scary! Shipped with USPS Media Mail. I walked up to my trainer’s house, where they were watching TV. The freeway collapsed Tuesday as a major earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, hit the Bay area. Very scary time! Visit the SF 1906 Earthquake page to learn more about the other famous San Francisco earthquake or visit the What Causes Quakes? The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in Northern California on October 17, 1989 – 30 years ago today. Brent Andrew Körner — I was on the East Coast, 5 years old. Domenica Mottarella — I was at St. Joseph’s in Grass Valley; upstairs in an art studio and the entire building tumbled like a freight train. We ducked under the large table. Click here for more information. 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. It was about 70 miles south of SF, but the damage in the city was huge. 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. 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. Please apply at 120 Dorsey Dr. GV, REAL ESTATE LISTING COORDINATORFull time Listing Coordinator available for top ranking and high volume producing Real Estate Broker in Nevada…, Nevada County Captures: Dog found on Lower Greenhorn Road, Writers for Rights seeks to inform on global issues through community storytelling, Updates from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Hospital Foundation, Nevada County Captures: Lake Spaulding in December. We felt it all the way there. Monica Dorbandt Hughes — Chico State, freaking out about all our friends and family in the Bay. Continued travel the next day, landing in a deserted SFO. All rights reserved. At first I wasn’t sure what was going on. 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. Paid time off, holiday pay. Angel Humble — I attended a private school in Watsonville, MVC; the school had major damage. This will last through January 4, 2021. It was a double decker freeway with two levels of lanes. 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… Click the link below to check it out. We drove home via the city (dropping my sister off near the Marina). The whole house groaned and shook. Trudy Reynolds — We were in our moving truck on I-80, in about Ohio, moving from the Bay Area to Virginia Beach. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on California’s Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. Very eerie since that was the only light coming from San Francisco. Debbie Rosatelli Clark — I so remember this day. My dad filled the car right next to Jose Canseco outside the ball park. Diana Runnels — In the air on my way from Boston to SF for a friend’s wedding. Jen Strange — I’ll never forget that day! Tami Mc Daniel King — I was living in San Francisco. It got its name from the mountain where the shaking started, Loma Prieta. Loma Prieta is one of two famous quakes in SF. San Francisco Bay Area, California has had: (M1.5 or greater) 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours 5 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 17 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 370 earthquakes … When the buildings collapsed, it broke gas lines and a number of fires started. Carole Pratt — In SF at work. On Oct. 17, 1989, the A's and Giants were preparing for Game 3 of the World Series when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. This one originated on the San Andreas fault in the Santa Cruz mountains. If you enjoy the page, give us a like. ; The violent quake killed 63 people in the Bay Area and injured almost 3,800 more. Bill LaFlaur — In Monterey, lying in bed reading. On October 17, 1989, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake ripped through the Bay Area. I was home. It was scheduled to begin at 5:15pm and the live broadcast had just begun. I felt it. Then my mom who just flew out there that morning asked me if San Francisco was still there. I was home. Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. The Moment It Hit. We had a grandmother clock that never worked. 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. It was felt very strongly in Petaluma. Then she told about the earthquake. 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. Very scary day. Doreen Clemons — I was getting ready to watch the World Series. 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. It was hard to believe. Jeanette Sherwood LaChambre — I was pregnant with my son, living in Fremont. I was in Sheridan training my horse for a big jumping competition we had coming up. Lynne Ashton — I was living in Fair Oaks and worked in Penryn. I lived in Sacramento at the time. 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. It lasted for less than a minute, as short as 15 seconds in some Bay Area neighborhoods, but the memories of the deadly and destructive 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake still linger. Eleanore MacDonald — We lived on Banner in our very solid log house. 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. 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. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the area since the San Francisco earthquake … Never felt anything. It took four hours to get to Lafayette! 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. Stacey Houlihan — Living in Sunnyvale. 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. The Loma Prieta quake hit the bay area on the evening of October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm. Michael Clemmons — Doreen Clemons, me too! It was a very scary night. 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakeSan Francisco Earthquake of 1989. The following year, the 1989 World Series became memorable for an entirely different reason. I felt the kitchen roll! The freeway ran along the waterfront on the eastern side of the city. In 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage. It didn’t. Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 1989. It was also the day I chose to move from the Bay Area! The ground in this area was not able to absorb the forceful shaking from the earthquake and several buildings toppled over. Loma Prieta is one of two famous quakes in SF. 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). Phyllis LeBard — Working at Stanford, hiding under a desk as I watched huge case of heavy binders tumble over the office. I just recently have moved to Idaho at the urging of my children who have lived in Idaho for quite a few years … and anyway, I just moved into a new home and I’m still going through boxes and I came across the box of saved important papers and of course one of them was all about the big earthquake of Oct. 17, 1989! The Loma Prieta earthquake, a 6.9 temblor that struck the Bay Area on October 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m., killed 63 people, injured almost 3,800, and caused up to $10 billion in damage.. Luckily, the bottom portion held up the additional weight and no cars fell into the waters of the SF Bay. An earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages. The earth rolls across the field were in fact quite gorgeous … and I was mainly in awe. I'm Jill Loeffler and welcome to my site. Katrina Schneider — Oct. 17, 1989 … at the World Series at Candlestick with my family! 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