Historic Earthquakes

Santa Cruz Mountains (Loma Prieta), California
1989 10 18 00:04:15 UTC (Local 1989 10 17 05:04:15 p.m. PDT)
Magnitude 6.9
Intensity IX

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Loma Prieta, California Earthquake

Photo: This turn-of-the-century wooden residence in Los Gatos sustained major damage when it moved off its foundation during the October 18, 1989, Loma Prieta, California earthquake. (Photo by E.V. Leyendecker, U.S. Geological Survey)