30 Year Anniversary of Loma Prieta Earthquake

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Stay tuned for a roundup of all the events, exhibits, and happenings in Santa Cruz County commemorating the 30 year anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake.

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Loma Prieta Earthquake

At 5:04 p.m. on October 17th, 1989 a 6.9 earthquake rocked California along the San Andreas Fault in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Due to the proximity to the epicenter, Santa Cruz County was rocked the hardest. Downtown was left in rubble, but despite the shock, destruction, and loss the community rallied together.

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“Las gente se necesita mutuamente en tiempos de desastre, pero también se necesita mutuamente cuando no hay desastre.”

Thomas Brezsny

In the News

Santa Cruz Commemorates Loma Prieta Earthquake With Moment of Silence

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Amazing stories shared about the Loma Prieta Earthquake, preserved for history.

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Moment of silence to be held in Santa Cruz on moment Loma Prieta hit 30 years ago.

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How Public Art Revived the Ruins of Post-Quake Santa Cruz

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The Earthquake That Ended the Santa Cruz Hippie Era

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