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Remembering the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989
Join Cheryl Jennings and Dan Ashley as the ABC7 News team relives the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake. Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the 1989 disaster. See the damage, the devastation and the determination to rebuild. Find out what still needs to be done before the big one hits. "15 seconds: The Earthquake of 1989" shows you how a community came together in a time of crisis to rise from the rubble.

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Below, you'll find exclusive content available only at ABC7NEWS.COM, featuring reporter memories, interviews with local officials and emergency personnel, photos, quake resources and more.

Relive the first 45 minutes of our news coverage from Oct. 17, 1989 that began just minutes after the quake hit.

ABC7 reporter memories of the Loma Prieta quake of 1989
 
ABC7 reporter Don SanchezDon Sanchez
He was among the first to report on the damage from the quake, and anchored much of the coverage.
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ABC7 reporter Wayne FreedmanWayne Freedman
He was a reporter covering the damage from around the bay.
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ABC7 reporter Spencer ChristianSpencer Christian
He was in San Francisco for GMA covering the fans at the World Series.
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ABC7 reporter Vic LeeVic Lee
He was a reporter covering the damage around San Francisco.
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ABC News reporter Laura MarquezLaura Marquez
She reported from the Marina District where fires raged and buildings collapsed.
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ABC News reporter Lisa StarkLisa Stark
Now a reporter with ABC, she had the first video of the earthquake actually happening.
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David Louie
David Louie takes a look back at how we coped afterwards with limited technology, long before the days of Twitter and Facebook.
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ABC7 1-HOUR SPECIAL
Read and watch each story.
>> WEST OAKLAND'S REBIRTH
>> TRAGEDY IN THE MARINA
>> BAY BRIDGE DAMAGE
>> HISTORY MADE IN 15 SECONDS
>> DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ IN RUINS
>> WATSONVILLE LEFT IN SHAMBLES
>> 42 KILLED ON CYPRESS FREEWAY
>> WORLD SERIES FANS SHOCKED
>> WAKE-UP CALL FOR BUILDINGS
>> SF TRANSPORTATION CHANGED
>> REBUILDING LOS GATOS
>> QUAKE SCIENCE IMPROVES


SHARE YOUR MEMORIES
Join the discussion on Facebook and connect with others. Share thoughts, photos, videos & more.
>> DISCUSS
>> UPLOAD PHOTOS, VIDEO


Bay Area earthquake trackerQUAKE TRACKER
Track recent seismic activity in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
>> QUAKE TRACKER

Be Red Cross Ready BE RED CROSS READY
Important emergency information from the Bay Area chapter of the Red Cross.
>> REDCROSSBAYAREA.ORG
>> PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS
>> DOWNLOAD WALLET CARD


QUAKE PREPAREDNESS
Be prepared in the event of another big quake by reading our earthquake preparedness guide. >> ABC7 QUAKE GUIDE

SLIDESHOW
A collection of images of the devastation from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
>> VIEW PHOTOS

FUTURES MARKET
Will there be an earthquake in the Bay Area of magnitude 6.5-8.0 before 2010?
>> PREDICT

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San Jose Mercury News
Special coverage from our media partners at The San Jose Mercury News

MAP: Where were you?
Tell us where you were when the quake struck
VIDEO: Newspaper memories
San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy Video interviews with Mercury News, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Oakland Tribune staff.
>> COLUMNIST MARK PURDY
>> EDITOR DON MILLER
>> PHOTOG DAN COYRO
>> PHOTOG RON REISTERER

Former San Francsco Police Chief Frank Jordan and former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos
INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT
City officials, first responders and emergency crews take a look back at the day the quake struck.
>> FORMER POLICE CHIEF FRANK JORDAN
>> FORMER MAYOR ART AGNOS
>> ASST. CHIEF MARK HOFFMAN
>> BATTALION CHIEF RUDY CASTELLANOS
>> FORMER SFO SPOKESMAN RON WILSON
>> DAN REIS OF PG&E
>> DR. JAMES BETTS


Remembering the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989
ARE YOU READY FOR THE BIG ONE?
What you need to know, from dealing with insurance to checking for gas.
>> DEALING WITH DISASTER INSURANCE
>> HOW AND WHEN TO TURN OFF YOUR GAS
>> IS IT SAFE TO GO INSIDE?
>> TREATING THE INJURED