The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989

This is a map that shows where the 
Loma Prieta Earthquake 
took place. 

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             The Loma Prieta Earthquake


    The Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred on October 17th 1989 in the San-Francisco Bay Area.The exact time the earthquake happened was at 5:04 pm local time.  This earthquake is known for  happening on the World Series. It is also called The Quake of '89.  The  damage from the Loma Prieta was deathly. 68 people died, over 3,000 people were left homeless, 3,757 people were injured, over 1800 homes were destroyed , and  about  2,600 businesses were destroyed. The earthquake happened because there was a slip along the San- Andres Fault.  It was measured 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale (surface wave magnitude 7.1)

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