19 years since Loma Prieta quake

October 17, 2008 8:26:39 PM PDT
19 years ago, on October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area during game three of the World Series.

It struck with a magnitude 6.9, at 5:04 p.m. on a Tuesday. It was centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Part of the Bay Bridge collapsed, as well as the double-decker Cypress Freeway.

Buildings in San Francisco's Marina District burned to the ground.

The quake killed 62 people, injured more than 2,700 and left 12,000 homeless.


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