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1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake Article

Earthquake, Oakland Bay Bridge

The Loma Prieta earthquake (also known as the Quake of '89) struck the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm local time. Caused by a slip along the San Andreas Fault, the temblor lasted 10-15 seconds and measured 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale (surface-wave magnitude 7.1) or 6.9...