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25 Years Ago Today, San Francisco Shook

A Look Back At The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989.

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On October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm, the earth shook.

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake's epicenter was in Santa Cruz County, and it was felt all over the Bay Area. While the death toll was relatively low at 63, nearly 4,000 people were seriously injured and total damages approached 6 billion dollars. Here's a look at what the Loma Prieta earthquake left behind.

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San Francisco's Marina District suffered the most damage in the the city.

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The quake famously stuck during TV coverage of Game 3 of the World Series, which ironically was between both Bay Area baseball teams, the A's and the Giants.

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Skip ahead to about 4:30 for the moment of chaos to strike.

Here's a more in-depth video about the game.

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A 76 foot section of the Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower level, killing one driver.

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Over a mile of Interstate 880 also collapsed, instantly killing 42 people. It took 11 years to rebuild.

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