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"There Was No Place to Hide", by Donna Swedberg
What I remember most about the earthquake is noise. Rumbling and roaring. When the earthquake began, I was walking down ... [Read more]

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The Quake:
The Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and lasted for about 15 seconds. The United States Geological Survey gave it a magnitude of 7.1. It was felt over an area of about 400,000 square miles. On April 18, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Loma Prieta Earthquake, October 17, 1989: Facts and Statistics