SLIDE SHOW: Loma Prieta Earthquake Photos

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY: On October 17, 1989, at 5:04:15 p.m., a magnitude 6.9 (moment magnitude; surface-wave magnitude, 7.1) earthquake severely shook the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. 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.

PHOTOS SOURCE: U.S. Geological Survey

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