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how did the earthquake start? which fault did it start on?
-- Kemi Gannon (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 12, 2003
The 89 earthquake originated at Holister, California.
-- Harry Murphy (email@example.com), October 13, 2003.
There's an excellent website on the October 17, 1989 earthquake at http://www.eqe.com/publications/lomaprie/seismici.htm
According to that site, "The epicenter of the Richter magnitude 7.1 earthquake was located about 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz along a segment of the San Andreas Fault, near Loma Prieta in the Santa Cruz Mountains." This epicenter gave rise to what has become the semi-offical name of the event: The Loma Prieta Earthquake.
-- P.S. Perris (P.S. Perris@slip.net), October 13, 2003.
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