Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Essay

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Earthquake Rocks San Francisco, Threatens to Cancel World Series.
At 5:04 PM on October 17, 1989 night a huge earthquake shook Northern California. The Earthquake was officially named the Loma Prieta Earthquake. The quake’s epicenter, which was a 6.9 on the richter scale, was 60 miles from Southeast San Francisco. The earthquake was eerily similar to the 1906 tremor that killed over 3,000 (although the resulting fire was responsible for over half the deaths). The official death total of this earthquake was only 63. 42 of those deaths came from the collapsed highway in Oakland. One thing that was threatened was the ongoing World Series. The World Series was taking place in San Francisco and Oakland, the two major cities where the earthquake
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