earth quake in sanfransisco 1989 : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

could you give me information on the earthquake in sanfransisco on the year 1989? i need to know it for a report so could u respond as soon as possible? thatnk you very much.


-- Lauren Holly (, October 01, 2001


There is a lot on the web, see for example:

-- Bob Verbrugge (, October 02, 2001.

sorry cant give you all that 1989 the earthquake destroyed hundreds of might can check more onit on-line

-- kimmy d w (blankedy@blank.blank), November 06, 2001.

there were 3 billion dollers in damages,it was 7.1 on richter scale, during world seriers

-- Alyana Alfaro (, December 25, 2001.

it was not really in san francisco. most of the damge just happeded there since it was a big city.

-- Alyana Alfaro (, August 25, 2002.

Will you please share some of your information with me please? Here is some more information. Power was knocked out for three day's, wasn't fully restored till oct 20th, killed 62 people, injered 3,757 people, left 13,000 peop;e homeless, 27 fires at least,5.2 mangnitude shock struck 37 minutes after the quake,happened oct.17,1989 5:04 31 sec., just before the 3rd game of world series at candle stick park, the worst quake since 1906. please send me information! I'm doing a report on the 1989 san fransisco earthquake to.

-- Tracy Marie Johnston (, December 10, 2002.

You really should check out this site, as it has much better figures and lots of pictures:

Also, I tried googling ( with "1906 earthquake" and "san francisco" and got several pages of history sites to look at, too.

-- Rosa (, December 11, 2002.

You can find all the infomation on this it will tell you all about the earth quake and how it is caused.

-- w m (, December 14, 2002.

hhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllppppppppppppppp me, hes back, back again, the killers back, tell a friend

-- mary kinderson (, December 17, 2002.

I'm doin a test on this so it's even harder 4 me! Anyway I know that the water stopped working coz the pipe got broken near the epicentre of the quake. Hope it's useful! :)

-- Kiara (, January 14, 2003.

can u give me some info too coz I'm doin a report too. Thnx :) :) :)

-- Lisa Saunderson (, February 05, 2003.

Hey Lisa! My very second post to this forum was about it.
There is much to learn about it. Here are some pics:

My Favorite:

This is pretty horrific:
There are countless things to be learned, but good luck!

-- Sean M. Hall--Western Neighborhoods Project (, February 05, 2003.

Ack!!!! That big hole at Broderick Street is a couple of blocks from my house. When it went up, I ran to the neighbors because it looked like THEIR chimney was exploding -- it was that defined of a smoke cloud.

I sat on somebody's car (well, me and a whole lot of other people sat on somebody's car) down at Divisadero and Chestnut where we could see the firemen running down into the major damage zone without being in their way.

The liquor store there must have sustained a lot of damage, but I don't remember them locking the doors for cleanup. They were a pretty big neighborhood supporter and were probably looking for generators to get back in business with, like the Marina Super and Victor's did.

Most of us on that car were numb. It was so awful. Those beyond- beautiful, tatty old buildings just gone, and entirely at random.

My most striking image of that intersection was a man in a tweed suit (on an extremely hot day in October, if you remember) racing down Divisadero towards the smoke. The firemen tried to block his path, but when he yelled, "My children are down there!" they just waved him through. I have never seen anyone run so fast in my life.

-- Rosa (, February 05, 2003.

The San Fransisco Earth-quake: At least 63 people were killed and over 3,000 were injured when an Earthquake struck San Fransisco at 5.04 p.m, a high way collapsed crushing 253 drivers

-- Eddie O'Dwyer (, February 18, 2003.

im doin a project on earhtquakes, and i chose the 89 sanfran earthquake. i was just wonderein for those in san fran, cause im canadian, where exactly was the epicentre?

-- Antonio (, February 22, 2003.

Loma Prieta

Go here!

-- Sean M. Hall--Western Neighborhoods Project (, February 22, 2003.

Put your mouse here!!

-- Sean M. Hall--Western Neighborhoods Project (, February 23, 2003.

A highway collapsed which caused most of the deaths, crushing people in their cars with the roads smashed together like pancakes. how did you get a "Q and A" site like this because i really need one for my project, please email me. Thanks.

-- josh (, May 06, 2003.

i dont know dont care just add me 2 ur list

-- rosilind green (, September 21, 2003.

i need some information about the san fransisco earthquake on the year 1909 cause i have a type of test about it in three days.

-- alicia tracy (, November 19, 2003.

Um, you'll have better luck searching for the earthquake in 1906. Check out and its related sites. If you can get to a library, read through "The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned." And you must read Gladys Hansen's research on the 1906 quake -- she has uncovered actual death figures and cleared up many other myths about the '06 quake.

-- Rosa (, November 20, 2003.

i found this when lookin' @ a Newspaper artical the day after the event i dont know if it is any help to you although i hope it is. sorryit isnt' much the rest of it was damaged. i am from San fracisco and moved to England after the 'quake shook my house so much the roof colapsed so we moved here to escape it all... any way here is my artical Yesterday, San Francisco was rocked by a powerful earthquake. It lasted just 15 seconds, but left 63 people dead - most of them killed when a two-tier freeway collapsed - and there was massive damage to buildings all over the city.

Power has been knocked out and hasnít been fully restored. So far it has killed 36 people, injured 3,757 people, left 13,000 people homeless, 27 fires at least. 5.2 magnitude shock struck 37 minutes after the earthquake happened.

sorry it isnt much!!! RyAn . - . - . - . - . -. - .

-- ryan (, November 30, 2003.

earthquakes are really intreastings things for instance the san francisco hit in 1906 was one of the largest in the world and it killed millions of peeps.

-- ally love (, February 05, 2004.

I have been doin a yr 9 project on the earthquake and i have found loads on the search engines eg yahoo , google , alstvista , or just and also there are funny comments too about it even tho it aint

-- Trotty (, March 18, 2004.

I need lots of stuff on the san fransico earthquake fast cuz my reoport is du soon

Peace out

-- Dan Rivera (snopdizzle, March 22, 2004.

Dan, Google is your best friend!

-- Lauren (, March 22, 2004.

does any one know why the earthquake coz i have to do a newspaper report on it for tomorrow!!! help! Kat

-- Kat (, April 18, 2004.

San Francisco had the earthquake in October 1989 because we voted it for that date. Too early to interfere with our Halloween celebrations and just late enough to miss the end of summer holidays.

-- Rosa (, April 19, 2004.

How do you prevent an earthquake or get prepared in a future earthquake in the bay area

-- Christina Cunningham (, April 21, 2004.

hi there lil boys n gals. wat up? y'all needin sum shit 4 da earthquake in san fransico. well im da gal 4 u. go on2 google n type in ya shit den ull find everythin u need

luv ya all luv yaz ps/ im 14 n i need a sxc guy 2 make me feel real special this is her bestfriend she is real hot

-- yaz (, May 18, 2004.

Hi there, i've just done a project in geography about the earthquake that took place in sanfrancisco in 1989,pretty horrific

-- Rosie Moir (, August 26, 2004.

hey dudes/dudettes can u elp me plz? i aint got a clue wat append im a brit and i need 2 no 4 my werk at skool o ye i got pics (but im 133 years old not 16)

-- lilmissgreeb/gothcass (, January 20, 2005.

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