How many people died on the Bay Bridge during the 1989 earthquake?

How many people died on the Bay Bridge during the 1989 earthquake?

42 fatalities
A 1.25-mile segment of the two-level Cypress Street Viaduct along the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate 880), just south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, collapsed during the quake, resulting in 42 fatalities when the upper level of the road crashed onto the cars on the lower level.

Where was the epicenter of the 1989 California earthquake?

The epicenter was on the San Andreas fault roughly 56 miles south of San Francisco and 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, near Mt. Loma Prieta in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The focal depth was 11 miles (typical California earthquake focal depths are 4 to 6 miles).

What happened to the Bay Bridge during the 1989 earthquake?

On the evening of October 17, 1989 during the Loma Prieta earthquake, which measured 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale, a 50-foot (15 m) section of the upper deck of the eastern truss portion of the bridge at Pier E9 collapsed onto the deck below, indirectly causing one death.

How many people died in the 1989 San Francisco earthquake?

(CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images) On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area. The 6.9 earthquake, centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains, took the lives of 63 Bay Area residents and injured more than 3,700 others.

What was the World Series earthquake of 1989 called?

The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of ’89 and the World Series Earthquake, struck at 5:04 p.m. and lasted 10–15 seconds. Crowds in Candlestick Park after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocks game 3 of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California.

When was the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989?

The buildings was damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake , October 20, 1989 Photo ran 10/25/1989, P. A1 Deanne Fitzmaurice / The Chronicle 1989 Show More Show Less 7 of 38 Resident Kenny Reid shores up pilings under his from his house near Lompico Canyon in the Santa Cruz mountains.

What happened near the epicenter of the California earthquake?

Near the epicenter, earth itself had been torn apart. “The killer quake that walloped the Bay Area Tuesday tore gaping holes and ripped deep, ragged fissures in the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains where it was born,” reporters Tracie Thompson and Rick DelVecchio wrote a few days after the quake.