These San Francisco Earthquake books include even more facts about the famous earthquakes in the region. 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. Jen Strange — I’ll never forget that day! Diana Runnels — In the air on my way from Boston to SF for a friend’s wedding. I felt it. The Union asked readers to share their memories of the moment, and that day. I was home. Sad day in the Bay Area. I lived in San Jose at the time. I went to the epicenter the following weekend in the Santa Cruz mountains with my UCB Geology class! I walked up to my trainer’s house, where they were watching TV. Took Fish Ranch Road to Walnut Creek. Wondering if I should get closer to a brick wall or jump onto a bouncing car. October '89 reports on the huge quake with popular news anchors Elaine Corral and Dennis Richmond in the studio. Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. ORIGINAL newspapers from 1989 earthquake Sherry Panick — At work at Borland in Scotts Valley —when I was able to leave the building, the wallpaper was peeled off the walls. Then I realized we were shaking and some of the ceiling tiles were coming down. I've been exploring San Francisco for almost two decades and I can't wait to help you find the best things to do here! Still amazed I got through. After the initial one, several smaller, yet still intense, aftershocks continued to rock the city. We couldn’t reach them for hours to know they were safe. After the quake, they postponed game three of the World Series for 10 days. 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. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on California’s Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. This one was caught on film and is the only major quake to be broadcast live on TV. The Lord spared me that day. 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. On my Facebook page, you will find more great information about planning your San Francisco vacation. The biggest issue was when a portion of the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge collapsed. My horse felt the quake, I didn’t. 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! 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). The 1989 Loma Prieta San Francisco earthquake was the second most devastating earthquake in SF's history. Took seven hours to get home to the East Bay. 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. 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. I had just gotten home from work in Alameda. Join ABC7 as we take a look back at the hours and days surrounding the Loma Prieta earthquake. So scary! After this one, the only freeway running through the city had to be torn down due to damage from the quake. 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. 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. 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… Overall there were 63 deaths from this San Francisco earthquake. Trudy Reynolds — We were in our moving truck on I-80, in about Ohio, moving from the Bay Area to Virginia Beach. Sign upfor our e-mail to receive your FREE 2021 San Francisco Planning Guide. It didn’t. Walked into a pet store and the bird cages were swinging. 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