World Series Earthquake

By Brett Somerville and Elizabeth Harvey


Some Facts

This earthquake happened on October 17, 1989, at 5:04 P.M.

The epicenter was at the peak of one of the Santa Cruz Mountains, but a lot of damage was  recorded in San Francisco.

The magnitude was recorded was 6.9.

Buildings collapsed due to no solid bedrock layer and 5 billion dollars was recorded in damage with collapsed buildings and bridges.

This earthquake happened in the North American Plate and near the Pacific Plate. Basically, on the San Andres Fault Line.

More Facts

There were no aftershocks.

This earthquake happened during the 1989 World Series.

The earthquake lasted for 15 seconds.

1.25 segment of the Nimitz Freeway collapsed.

The upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed.

A small town (Watsonville) was hit the hardest, with only being a few miles away from the epicenter.

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