Our photographic coverage reflects the time and resources available immediately after the event and is not intended to portray the full extent of earthquake damage. This building housed a bicycle store and a law office before the quake. Hundreds of homes were knocked off their foundations, with 1 in 8 houses destroyed — the highest per capita damage of the whole earthquake. Disclaimer: Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. In Santa Cruz, the quake brought significant damage to downtown. This report is also available on CD-ROM from: USGS Information Services, Box 25286, At 5:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1989, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake with an epicenter in the forests above Aptos abruptly ended Central California's long seismic slumber. “Downtown crumpled into the street,” Nolte wrote. He has a weekly column “From the Archive”, that focuses on photo coverage of historic events. 1. The Loma Prieta earthquake moved his house about a foot down the hill. ), a magnitude 6.9 (moment magnitude; surface-wave magnitude, 7.1) earthquake severely shook the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. Has just able to get out of the house during the Loma Prieta earthquake before his house slid down the hill, Seen here October 25, 1989 Photo ran 10/27/1989, P. A20. Seen here October 18, 1989 Photo ran 10/21/1989, P. B1, Stephanie Garcia, 6, is eating soup provided by volunteers, to families in Callaghan Park in Watsonville because they're homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 21, 1989, A relief truck navigates over the crumbling Redwood Lodge Road in the Santa Cruz mountains after the Loma Prieta earthquake, , October 23, 1989, A group of residents of Watsonville are staying in tents at the Watsonville High School because their homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 21, 1989 Here a boy finds a shirt among the boxes of donated clothes, Earthquake expert Peter I. Yanov struggles to crawl back out of a destroyed building in Watsonville after the Loma Prieta Earthquake. The epicenter was located at 37.04° N. latitude, 121.88° W. longitude 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. October 26, 1989 Photo ran 11/01/1989, p. 10 Briefing Section, A group of residents of Watsonville are staying in tents at the Watsonville High School because their homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 23, 1989 Photo ran 10/29/1989, P.6 Sunday Punch, Summit Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains was lifted up and over by theLoma Prieta earthquake, October 17, 1989 Seen here somewhat repaired October 23, 1989, A group of residents of Watsonville line up for water from a large tanker on Main Street, after the Loma Prieta earthquake has damaged the water system.October 19, 1989. Ground shaking was felt 50 km away in Moss Landing and the unconsolidated sediment of the Moss Landing spit … There was one death in Watsonville, and no significant Urban Search and Rescue requirements. 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. Up-to-date information about Photo CD is on the World Wide Web at http://www.kodak.com/go/photocd. San Francisco’s Marina went up in flames. The site is a quite a distance from the urban Bay area and San Francisco, where the tremors brought down bridges and houses. The epicenter was located in the Santa Cruz mountains, near Loma Prieta peak, about 70 miles south of San Francisco. The PCD files linked below are the same print-quality images. This publication contains 103 digitized color 35-mm images from Open-File Report 90-547 (Nakata and others, 1990). The Loma Prieta earthquake, named after the mountain peak near its epicenter, wreaked havoc on the region, killing 63 people, injuring nearly 3,800 more and causing an estimated $6 billion in property damage. In Forest of Nicene Marks State Park, a state historic sign marks the approximate Ground Zero for October 17, 1989's Loma Prieta Earthquake, a magnitude 7.1. The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake's epicenter is deep in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. 6 miles (4.2 miles in the summer); 2-3 hours; moderate; or strenuous as an 11-mile out-and-back continuing to Five Finger Falls. Pow! 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. A six-mile hike in Nisene Marks State Park to the epicenter of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. Death, destruction, and havoc were again visited upon the San Francisco area in 1989. Near the epicenter, earth itself had been torn apart. It can be easy to forget that Santa Cruz County was hit hard by the temblor on Oct. 17, 1989, when most of the memories seared into the collective consciousness are of the dramatic devastation around the Marina, the Embarcadero, the Bay Bridge and the Cypress Structure. Oakland City Hall was evacuated after the earthquake until a US$80 million (equivalent to US$165 million today) seismic retrofit and hazard abatement work was completed in 1995. Bill Van Niekerken is the Library Director of the San Francisco Chronicle. The epicenter was located at 37.04° N. latitude, 121.88° W. longitude 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. For this column Bill scans and publishes 20-30 images from photos and negatives that haven’t been seen in many years. In the community of Watsonville, five miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, about 90 percent of the structural damage was from the failure of unreinforced masonry buildings and wooden structures which were not properly bolted to foundations. He moved to the Chronicle in 1985, just as the library was beginning their digital text archive. HDTV High-Definition Television—[1536 x 1024 pixels] Sufficient resolution for high definition TV, newspapers, and high-quality half-page layouts. It just took a pandemic for many to recognize it as such. Each was recorded at a different seismic station. A madrone tree and a big freezer in the basement kept the structure from tumbling down the ridge.”. CLICK HERE to view the Readme file (1_README.TXT) for the CD—ROM verson of this publication in ASCII format. Boulder Creek resident Robert Buonasera narrowly missed going down with his house. CLICK HERE to browse the print-resolution images (TIFs at about 2000 x 3000 pixels; /tif folder). The building was damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake and may have to be demolished , October 20, 1989, A search dog os checking rubble near a landslide on Bonny Down Beach in Santa Cruz County after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 23, 1989, Santa Cruz County towns face unique problems a year after after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 15, 1990, The De la Cruz and Shaffer boys play, as both families are sleeping out under the stars on Brewington Street in Watsonville because they worry homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 19, 1989, A family in Watsonville who used to live in the house in the background now lives in this tent because their home is unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, November 15, 1989, A group of residents of Watsonville still I've in FEMA trailers a year after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 9, 1990 Photo ran 10/15/1990, P. A4, Nine months after the Loma Prieta earthquake, Santa Cruz Hardware was located in a large tent, in a parking lot behind the site of Pacific Garden Mall, which was severely damaged by the quake, July 10, 1990, Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice / The Chronicle 1990, Robert Buonasera removes from valuables from his house near Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains. Aptos, California. A group of residents of Watsonville help feed their neighbors in Watsonville after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 23, 1989. It can be easy to forget that Santa Cruz County was hit hard by the temblor on Oct. 17, 1989, when most of the memories seared into the collective consciousness are … He followed through. 3 of 159 Civilians assist firefighters in extinguishing the massive block-long fire at Divisadero and Beach Streets in the Marina District, which was triggered by … Seven people died in the county, and more than 800 were injured. Research was done using paper clippings, and cameras shot film. The epicenter of the Loma Prieta earthquake was in the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 16 … Loma Prieta, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake. From the Archive is a weekly column by Bill Van Niekerken, the library director of The Chronicle, exploring the depths of the newspaper’s archive. This major earthquake caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries, and an estimated $6 billion in property damage. As the 30th anniversary of the quake approaches, a search through our photo archive turned up dozens of dramatic photos — most never published — from the aftermath of the quake in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Oct. 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. “It was just a double whammy,” said Terry Medina, the town’s police chief. Figure 169 shows three simulated seismograms from the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta Earthquake. “I know the sign says danger, but I don’t have anything going.”. More than 4,500 people were displaced and the damage created a homelessness crisis in one of the county’s agricultural centers and remade downtown Santa Cruz. The images in this file are 1024 x 768 pixels. Trip highlights: earthquake damage to a natural landscape, landslides, fissures, sag ponds. (1) Find the differences in arrival time between P and S using Figure 16.9. Summit Road Area, Santa Cruz Mountains. The earthquake caused severe damage in some very specific locations in the Bay Area, most notably on unstable soil in San Francisco and Oakland. Last modified: July 2, 2009, IV. 5:04 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 1989. 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). 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. Santa Cruz looked as if it had been bombed. The shaking lasted 20 seconds. • Changed region: All of our 30th anniversary coverage of the 1989 quake. The mall was destroyed by the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 20, 1989, Photo: Michael Maloney / The Chronicle 1989, A portion of Highway 1 collapsed through it's support foundation during the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 18, 1989, The media is taken on tour of Pacific Garden Mall, severely damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 23, 1989, Photo: Chris Stewart / The Chronicle 1989, A group of residents of Watsonville are staying in tents at the Watsonville High School because their homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 21, 1989 Families find useful clothes the boxes of donated clothes, Santa Cruz County towns face unique problems rebuilding after after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 27, 1989, Warning signs were posted throughout the SantaCruz area beaches after the Loma Prieta earthquake caused sewer pipe leaks. Smack! The earthquake occurred when the crustal rocks comprising the Pacific and North American Plates abruptly slipped as much as 2 meters (7 ft) along their common boundary-the San Andreas fault system. Forest of Nisene Marks State Park: Epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church had to be ripped down and rebuilt. San Francisco earthquake of 1989, also called Loma Prieta earthquake, 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. 3. Sign up for the newsletter here, and follow Chronicle Vault on Instagram. Subscribe to the Chronicle Vault newsletter and get classic archive stories in your in-box twice a week. High Resolution—[3072 x 2048 pixels] Provides the printing industry with resolution sufficient for high-quality full-page layouts at 300 dpi/150 lpi and 24-bit color. BRUCE BABBITT, Secretary, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY It had a moment magnitude of 6.9 and a surface wave magnitude of 7.1. Contact Bill at bvanniekerken@sfchronicle.com and Taylor at taylor.brown@sfchronicle.com. “Most of the hardest hit streets were in the downtown area, housing thousands of Spanish-speaking residents who work in the fields and canneries surrounding the city,” DelVecchio wrote a week after the quake. “Some new buildings were standing as if nothing had happened at all. CLICK HERE to view a PDF version of the photographs (dd-29.pdf; 40 MB). And downtown Santa Cruz largely ceased to exist. To contact the senior author, email John Nakata (jnakata@sightandsound.com), Sight & Sound Productions. Strong shaking in the Loma Prieta earthquake lasted only about 15 seconds. • Changed life: Thirty years ago, a firefighter made a vow while rescuing a woman after the Loma Prieta earthquake. Reminiscent of the 1906 earthquake, the earth shook, like a table bumped, causing a house of cards to fall. Where. 5. Let's Work Together! We expect that the shaking in the next 1906-type earthquake will probably not be much more intense than the shaking felt in 1989 near the epicenter of the Loma Prieta earthquake, but it will last longer -- perhaps 45 to 60 seconds or more. Feel free to use any of these images but please cite the photographer and the U.S. Geological Survey. 2. This publication provides images for use by the interested public, multimedia producers, desktop publishers, and the high-end printing industry. : We found the winner of The Chronicle’s ‘Batmobile’ contest, Chess legend George Koltanowski: An archive deep dive of record-breaking chess champion and Chronicle columnist, Essential workers risk their health amid the pandemic. The rupture initiated at a depth of 18 km (11 mi) and extended 35 km (22 mi) along the fault, but it did not break the surface of the Earth . (P.d.t. He does research for reporters and editors and manages the photos, negatives and text archives. “I prefer being out here,” Jill Bard said. This publication consists of the online version of a CD-ROM publication, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-29. 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. “Watsonville continued to move its homeless from makeshift tent cities near the hard-hit downtown to two professionally run tent cities with hot food, running water, medical care and privacy for large families,” reporter John Wildermuth wrote Oct. 24, 1989. by Garrett McAuliffe. The images in this file are 600 dpi, sufficient resolution for making high-quality copies on most desktop printers. “In the ensuing years, stores fled the 19th century vintage Main Street for outlying strip malls, and mainstay food-processing plants such as Green Giant deserted for Mexico,” he wrote in 2009. It also has links rather than files for the Adobe Acrobat Reader installer and the Fact Sheet mentioned below. We thank our colleagues: Richard Pike, for his thorough scrutiny of the entire manuscript; Robert Mark, for reviewing the computer section; Edward Helley, who originally reviewed Open-File Report 90-547; Evelyn (Newman) Billo, David Traudt, Sue Mayfield, Sara Boore, George Havach, Peter Stauffer, and Bob Page for facilitating authoring of this report; Todd Fitzgibbon, for a short course in HTML; and Jack Hillhouse, for supporting the project. Each 24-bit color image is stored as five resolutions: 1. The epicenter: Rediscovered photos show Loma Prieta quake’s Santa Cruz devastation, Photo: Scott Sommerdorf / The Chronicle 1989, A landslide caused the Loma Prieta earthquake would block southbound lanes Interstate Highway 17 across the Santa Cruz Mountains, October 18, 1989, Photo: Steve Castillo / The Chronicle 1989, Downtown Santa Cruz was severely damaged as seen here the day after the the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 23, 1989, Children walk by a home at the corner of 5th and Jefferson Ave. in Watsonville damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 26, 1989 Photo ran 11/2/1990, P 10, Briefing, A group of residents of Watsonville are staying in tents at the Watsonville High School because their homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 17, 1989, Santa Cruz County towns get blasted b y the the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 19, 1989, Bing Loeong Yim stood in the rain with other Pacific Garden Mall merchants in downtown Santa Cruz . A San Francisco culture podcast, hosted by Peter Hartlaub. • Oral history: The shaken Series — A’s vs. Giants in the World Series, an unprecedented slice of Bay Area sports history. However, using the Universal Ektachrome or Universal Kodachrome transforms found in your software will provide excellent color. It is fortunate that the epicenter of this large earthquake happened in such a remote area within the Forest of Nisene Marks State … For users who have commercial software that can read and print PCD files, the photographs are provided in this publication in that format in the "photocd" folder. “It was eerie,” Mardi Wormhoudt, then mayor, told Chronicle writer Carl Nolte 10 years later. It’s part of Chronicle Vault, a twice-weekly newsletter highlighting more than 150 years of San Francisco stories. The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89 and the World Series Earthquake, [4] was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area of California on October 17, 1989, at 5:04 pm local time. Loma Prieta in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (They were in commercial at the time, but came back as the shaking was still going on, and yes, it was strong enough to be felt that far from the epicenter.) While more than 600 people were being housed in shelters, others were living in tents and sleeping in vans, despite city officials attempting to get people to move into the formal shelters. On Oct. 17, 1989, the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area. “It was terrible, it was brutal.”. The epicenter was located in the Santa Cruz Mountains west of Loma Prieta Peak on a previously undiscovered fault near the larger and well known San Andreas Fault. This folder was created in 2008 and contains .tif files as we received requests for them in this large, uncompressed, but common file format. He was inside inspecting the damage down to the structure. Fire Road to Aptos Creek Trail and back. https://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-29, Date created: December, 1995 CLICK HERE to view the captions file (captions.txt) for this publication in ASCII format. Stories from the Epicenter. 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 Cypress Freeway in Oakland pancaked. CLICK HERE to browse the screen-resolution images (JPEGs at about 768 x 512 pixels; /screens folder). The epicenter was on the San Andreas fault roughly 56 miles south of San Francisco and 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, near Mt. Use them to answer the following: 2 Where was the epicenter? This online version does not include the Acrobat Search index files. The focal depth was 11 miles (typical California earthquake focal depths are 4 to 6 miles). Seen here October 20, 1989 Photo ran 10/23/1989, P. C11, A passerby looks at the fallen wall of the Capitola Venetian Motel and apartment complex after the Loma Prieta earthquake October 20, 1989, The Ceballos family of Watsonville watches TV by a barbecue because they're concerned their homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 17, 1989, Mike Miller , Pastor of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Watsonville conducts mass in the auditorium of nearby Notre Dame High School after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 22, 1989, A building in Watsonville tthat was damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake, carries a hopeful message supporting the Giants in the World Series, October 26, 1989, A structural engineer moves on to check another building in Los Gatos after the Loma Prieta earthquake. The earthquake occurred … In the hierarchy of file formats, Photo CD (YCC) resides above BMP, EPS, GIF, JPEG, MOV, PCX, PICT, PSD, TIF, TIFF, etc., enabling end users to go from YCC to other formats, but not in the other direction without losing image quality. We especially thank Alpha CD Imaging of Menlo Park, Calif. for their technical assistance. Like what you’re reading? Santa Cruz County towns, particularly Watsonville face problems rebuilding after after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 28, 1989, over 500 homes were destroyed. The data for this publication total 606 MB on the CD-ROM and 564 MB for this online version. The epicenter was approximately 8 miles north-northeast of Santa Cruz and 50 miles from downtown San Francisco. “Cracks up to 3 feet wide and a half-mile long snaked through the hills near the tremor’s epicenter.”. Charles G. Groat, Director. It was spontaneous, not done by a relief organization, Mary Camera owner of Lily Marlene restaurant salvages a few items near the Pacific Garden Mall in downtown Santa Cruz. Bill started working at the Mercury News in 1980, when nothing in news libraries was digital. • Not Your Century: 1966 — Black Panthers founded. Essential work has always been essential work. One 15-foot-deep crack along a driveway drew gawkers. CLICK HERE for references and links for further reading. “The drain was already under way before 1989; the Oct. 17 quake worsened it.”. The epicenter was located near Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, approximately 14 km (9 mi) northeast of Santa … To get the slideshow to advance automatically in your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, set File, Preferences, Full Screen, to Advance Every 2 Seconds. CLICK HERE to view the version-history file (version_history.txt) for this publication in ASCII format. telephone: 888 ASK-USGS; e-mail: infoservices@usgs.gov, The URL of this page is On October 17th, 1989, California's Central Coast was rocked by the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake. The duration was 15 to 20 seconds. The preview thumbnail and screen-resolution images listed above are in GIF and JPEG formats, respectively, but undergo resolution loss due to downsizing, compression and (or) color-palate reduction relative to the original Photo CD images provided below. • The big one: Long-forgotten Loma Prieta quake photos show disaster’s depths. At the time of this publication, Kodak's policy on the distribution of color-management files is still unresolved, and so none is included in this publication. The buildings was damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake , October 20, 1989 Photo ran 10/25/1989, P. A1, Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice / The Chronicle 1989, Resident Kenny Reid shores up pilings under his from his house near Lompico Canyon in the Santa Cruz mountains. MAGNITUDE AND EPICENTER The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. CLICK HERE to view a slideshow (slideshow.pdf; 36 MB). It is edited by Taylor Kate Brown, The Chronicle’s newsletter editor. Seen here October 25, 1989 Photo ran 10/31/1989, P. A6, A woman carries a box go donated food provided by volunteers, to families in Callaghan Park in Watsonville because they're homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 21, 1989, Virginia Romero hands out clothes the to the group of residents of Watsonville who are staying in tents at the Watsonville High School because their homes are unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, November 15, 1989 Photo ran 11/20/1909, P. A6, Santa Cruz County agriculture faces severe losses after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 28, 1989, Workers move the rubble of the damaged greenhouses after the Loma Prieta earthquake, October 26, 1989, A weary fire fighter leans against a tree seated next to pile of rubble in the Pacific Garden Mall in downtown Santa Cruz. Measured at 6.9 on the Richter Scale, the worst damage was in the nearby cities of Watsonville and Santa Cruz. I was thinking about the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, stimulated in part by a YouTube video of Sacramento’s KXTV, which was on the air with local news at the moment the quake struck. In one rented home, “four young male farm workers were sleeping inside, ignoring the condemnation notice posted by city inspectors on the front door.”, “No place to go,” Raul Bacerrea, 23, told DelVecchio through a translator. “He remembered staggering outside, the Earth’s violent rocking throwing him down three times and the Jaguar parked outside bouncing so high off the dirt road he could see underneath it,” DelVecchio wrote. Major property damage i… Watsonville, a farm town 15 miles away, was even harder hit. Others had collapsed into the street,” she said. CLICK HERE to browse the thumbnails (GIFs at about 192 x 128 pixels; /thumbs folder). Life after disaster: Chronicle’s oldest negatives show a return to normality in 1906, Bam! The town had already been behind in housing its residents when the quake hit. Many other communities sustained severe damage throughout the region located in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Montereycounties. FPO "For Placement Only"—[384 x 256 pixels] A proxy for high-resolution images to determine placement in page-layout programs. Then, suddenly, another once-in-a-lifetime event struck. Screen Resolution—[786 x 512 pixels] Ideal for computer viewing and multimedia projects. Its GPS coordinates are 37.036 N, 121.883 W. CLICK HERE to view a Fact Sheet about the 10 years since the earthquake (https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1999/fs151-99/). San Francisco and San Mateo County Coast, IX. 1989 Earthquake Epicenter Area. 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. While most of the nation's attention in the days after was focused on the Bay Area, the earthquake's epicenter was in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, much closer to Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225 Read hundreds of historical stories, see thousands of archive photos, and sort through 154 years of classic Chronicle front pages at SFChronicle.com/vault. Here are the images and words of those who have, to varying degrees, risked their health to keep a nation working. Thumbnail—[192 x 128 pixels] Contact-sheet-size images for quick previewing of the entire collection. The Red Cross set up shelters to house 450 people, but many stayed outside instead, fearful of buildings as aftershocks continued to come. The earthquake accelerated trends in Watsonville that were already taking place, reporter Kevin Fagan wrote 20 years later, especially as a major recession hit. An earthquake shook the stadium during ABC's live broadcast. The diagonal beams are the original ones, while the straight ones were added by Reid. 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. The quake lasted 15 seconds and struck during the peak of evening rush hour. CLICK HERE to browse the PCD image collection (PCDs at 3072 x 2048 pixels; /photocd folder). Candlestick Park, hosting the World Series, rocked and shivered. Three were killed when an open-air shopping mall collapsed. On October 17, 1989, at 5:04:15 p.m. Dozens of houses in the Santa Cruz Mountains had either collapsed or slid off their foundations, leaving 200 people homeless in the area. 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 Loma Prieta Earthquake struck at 5:04 PM, October 17, 1989. 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