Loma Prieta: Then And Now

It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

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In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) A worker surveys the damage caused by the fire in San Francisco's Marina District after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FEMA News Photo via Getty Images) (Bottom) A man waits for a bus on the corner of Beach and Divisadero on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. It has been 25 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area at 5:04PM on October 17, 1989 causing widespread damage to buildings and roadways. 63 people died and nearly 4,000 were injured. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In this before-and-after composite image, (Left) Cars are seen covered in bricks from a falling building facade following the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C.E. Meyer/U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library via Getty Images) (Right) Cars are parked along 6th Street near Townsend on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
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In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The collapsed upper deck of the Cypress viaduct of Interstate 880 after the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 in Oakland, California. (Photo by H.G. Wilshire/U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library via Getty Images) (Bottom) A car drives along Mandela Parkway where the Cypress viaduct of Interstate 880 used to stand on October 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) A view of the doorway to a damaged apartment building on Beach Street near Divisadero Street following the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C.E. Meyer/U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library via Getty Images) (Bottom) A view of a garage at an apartment building on Beach Street that was built after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) An apartment builing on the corner of Beach and Divisadero is seen shored up after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FEMA News Photo via Getty Images) (Bottom) Apartment buildings built after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake stand on the corner of Beach and Divisadero on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) A view of damaged homes along Divisadero Street following the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by G. Plafker/U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library via Getty Images) (Bottom) A view looking north on Divisadero Street on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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