Here we take a look back at the devastating 6.9 earthquake that rocked the Bay Area at 5:04 p.m. on Oct.17, 1989 and killed 63 people, injured more than 3,700 and caused more than $6 billion in damage.
Nearly decommissioned in 1987, the fireboat proved its worth in the hours after the Loma Prieta earthquake, prompting the city to expand the program instead of canceling it
Nearly 600 structures on California college campuses have seismic deficiencies, according to seismic reports obtained by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit.
This doctor saved a boy's life during the Loma Prieta Earthquake
How far and how fast did the shaking from the Loma Prieta earthquake reach different parts of the Bay Area? NBC Bay Area Meteorologist Kari Hall takes a look.
Bay Area engineers went to work designing new technology to eventually anchor the buildings of today
This small business owner in Oakland helps Bay Area families prepare for the next major earthquake
Meteorologist Kari Hall explains how the modified Mercalli Shaking Intensity Scale works
After the quake, Bookshop Santa Cruz was given two days to remove books from its condemned building. That's when 400 members of the community stepped in to help.
Why did San Francisco shake so much during the Loma Prieta earthquake that was centered more than 70 miles to the south? Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri explains.
Meteorologist Kari Hall explains how our urban infrastructure near soft soils contributed to the damage caused by the Loma Prieta earthquake.
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A San Francisco man came dramatically close to losing his life in the Cypress Freeway collapse during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. He believes he was saved by a spur-of-the-moment change in his routine.
While the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake struck on the San Andreas fault, concerns are rising about a major quake striking on the Hayward Fault.
Quake magnitude versus intensity
The Hayward Fault, which runs across a high-density urban area along the East Bay, has been relatively idle for more than 150 years, and that has scientists concerned about a looming large earthquake. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri explains.
The hardest hit area in San Francisco was the Marina District. Massive fires broke out when gas lines exploded. Homes and buildings collapsed, covering sidewalks. Neighbors leaned on each other and stepped up to save their neighborhood.
Your earthquake questions answered
Mike Inouye shares his memories of one of the most devastating earthquakes in California history.
"Today in the Bay" anchor Laura Garcia was near Saint Mary's College in Moraga when the 6.9 magnitude quake hit on Oct. 17, 1989. She vividly remembers seeing a ripple effect in the roadway and windows shattering.