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Oct 17, 2021 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
Every year on October 17, we take a moment to reflect on the 1989 #LomaPrieta#earthquake. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was one of the most powerful and costly quakes to shake the San Francisco Bay area since the 7.9-magnitude earthquake of 1906. (1/15)
The quake caused an estimated $6 billion in damage and, tragically, resulted in 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries.
Many of those casualties were due to failing infrastructure when sections of the Nimitz Freeway collapsed. (2/15)