1989 Earthquake History
From the archives of the Museum of the City of San Francisco. Includes 911 transcripts and audio, city department reports, photos, links, and information on the rebuilding process following the Loma Prieta quake of 1989.
Loma Prieta 1989 Earthquake
Highlighting facts about magnitude, epicenter, death toll, and collapse of the Cypress Viaduct following the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989.
Progress Toward a Safer Future
Report from the USGS focusing on steps being taken post-Loma Prieta to better mitigate earthquake damage, including seismic hazard mapping, earthquake prediction, and better building codes.
Ten Years After
San Francisco Chronicle retrospective of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake including personal stories from around the Bay Area. Also includes home preparedness and retrofitting tips, articles on the cost of the quake to the community, and speculation about when the next big one will hit.
USGS: Loma Prieta Earthquake Photos
Large collection of photos from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey and arranged by location.