Progress toward a safer future since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

Fact Sheet 2014-3092
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Abstract

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake interrupted several decades of seismic tranquility in the San Francisco Bay Area. It caused damage throughout the region and was a wakeup call to prepare for potentially even more damaging future quakes. Since 1989, the work of the U.S. Geological Survey and many other organizations has improved the understanding of the seismic threat in the Bay Area, promoted awareness of earthquake hazards, and contributed to more effective strategies to reduce earthquake losses. These collective efforts will help reduce the impact of future large earthquakes in the Bay Area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Progress toward a safer future since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2014-3092
DOI 10.3133/fs20143092
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Francisco Bay
Online Only (Y/N) N