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Earthquakes - Loma Prieta 1989

Public Domain Stock Footage Earthquakes - Loma Prieta 1989

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keywords: tragedies and disasters, ca earthquakes, 1989 loma prieta earthquake, san francisco bay area, san francisco-oakland bay bridge, first responders, good samaritans, rescue operations

Synopsis: The Loma Prieta Earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay area of CA in 1989 showing scenes of first responders and good samaritan citizens at various locations helping the injured as well as scenes documenting the damage from the earthquake including an aerial view of the collapsed upper deck section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge - California Highway Patrol, Official announcements overlay much of the aftermath rescue operations....(read more)

  • Date: 1989
  • Duration: 00:20:22
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Earthquakes - Loma Prieta 1989

Earthquakes - Loma Prieta 1989

The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89, was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay area of California on October 17, 1989. The Loma Prieta Earthquake's effects are shown during the Candlestick Park World Series game, in stores, and on the street.

Much of the footage is devoted to the California Highway Patrol's response to, and findings of, the seismic shaking on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Cypress Street Viaduct in Oakland California, two of the most severely hit structures in the area. Scenes show difficult rescue attempts and earthquake victim evacuations.