Loma Prieta earthquake

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Personal remembrance: A disappointed Giants fan 25 years ago today

When I was growing up in Menlo Park, the Giants moved to San Francisco. My extended family would attend games together, and my two uncles, who both lived in the City, taught me baseball and sowed the seeds for the lifetime fan I am. Twenty five years ago today, I was still technically living in Southern […]

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It all started with the Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years today for two fire fighters involved in search and rescue

Editor’s note: The Loma Prieta earthquake struck at 5:04 pm on Oct. 17, 1989, recording a magnitude of 6.9.  Menlo Park sustained little damage, but the quake did prompt lasting changes to local search and rescue procedures as chronicled below. Twenty five years ago, Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Manny Navarro was off duty when […]

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Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years later is topic at USGS public lecture on Sept. 25

The USGS Evening Public Lecture on September 25th at 7:00 pm is titled Ground Shaking in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake: A view from 25 years later. It will be given by Brad Aagaard, USGS Research Geophysicist. Lectures, which are free of charge, are held at the USGS Menlo Park Campus in Building 3, 2nd floor, conference room A. Notes a […]

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The Loma Prieta quake, 20 years later

Twenty years ago today, the USGS complex was a very busy place after the infamous Loma Prieta earthquake struck at 5:04 PM. A USGS staffer is seen in the seismograph room, above, shortly after the quake struck. The quake rocked Menlo Park and the rest of the Bay Area for some 35 second, causing extensive […]

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