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Development in the years following the 1989 Loma Prieta event has concentrated heavily in the area between the San Andreas and Hayward faults. Epicentral location for the Loma Prieta Earthquake shown with the purple star. (Sources: USGS and RMS Exposure Source Database) Development in the years following the 1989 Loma Prieta event has concentrated heavily in the area between the San Andreas and Hayward faults. Epicentral location for the Loma Prieta Earthquake shown with the purple star. (Sources: USGS and RMS Exposure Source Database)

Thirty years ago on October 17, 1989, California’s central coast was hit by what is now known as the infamous “World Series earthquake,” officially dubbed Loma Prieta. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake occurred during Game 3 of the World Series between neighboring Bay Area teams — the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants — and was documented during the game’s live television broadcast.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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