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1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

San Francisco Earthquake of 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. … The quake was centered near Loma Prieta Peak (approximately 60 miles south of San Francisco) in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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  1. I can already tell that in 2019, there would be less people willing to help and more people just standing there recording and posting on social media. It's a sad world we live in.

  2. the two men who are helping people see the "new" traffic lights are the example of the perfection of humanity, or human empathy in such situations.
    when the forces aren't enough for everybody, so somebody(s) will volunteer.

  3. all that chaos and the guy have the nerve to say that the power will be restore in 72 hours. yeath right. where? how? or they are telling people to shutdown the main gas or water line to prevent fire and flooding. how? people are in panic, trapped, cannot get where the main lines are located.

  4. If it’s not an earthquake it’s a fire that blacks out the sky Or overcrowded highways and beaches, weird rain storms and on and on and on……after 25 years moved to Oregon, more quakes and worse rain, west coast bites.

  5. "The city is in gridlock." That's why we were always told to have an emergency kit in the car: shoes for walking long distance, water, a blanket, flashlight, etc. I don't remember if Mom did. I didn't drive yet. Now I'm in Wisconsin and they tell us the same + cat litter (for traction in snow). I am woefully unprepared for a major storm that might strand me. I have got to get on that before winter hits.

  6. I lived in Aptos, which is a suburb of Santa Cruz, and within 10 miles of the epicenter of the quake in '89. Though I have been through literally thousands of small quakes, and a bunch of the bigger ones, this one was the most intense one I ever experienced. I was working in Salinas, about 35 miles away from Aptos, and literally saw waves of concrete coming toward me. It picked up a car at the shop, and tossed it far enough in the air to pop all four tires when it landed. That night, driving to Aptos, I had a post-apocalyptic feeling as I drove through front yards (the bridge on Highway 1 had come down while a CHP officer was on it. You could see the skid marks where he landed. Well, the ones on the road, anyway… smile) and through other detours as fires burned in the darkness caused by power outages. We, along with many others, slept on our lawns that night, as strong aftershocks made us afraid to sleep inside. I left the state not long after this quake.

  7. strange isn't it , during events like this is help help help everyone wants to help everyone else……now when there's no events like this everyone wants to kill each other lol wtf!

  8. My moms side of the family used to live in California, my mom was just a little girl and was playing with Barbies in her room when it happened, she said that she was freaking out and crying because she couldn’t get downstairs to my grandma cause the stairs were shaking so much. We live in Texas so luckily we don’t have to worry about that anymore, although we do have tornados.

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