Napa Quake Largest To Hit Region Since Loma Prieta

Napa Quake Largest To Hit Region Since Loma Prieta
(American Canyon, CA) -- This morning's magnitude 6.1 earthquake is the largest to hit the San Francisco region since 1989's Loma Prieta quake. The 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake struck after 5 p.m. on the early evening of October 17, 1989. The earthquake was centered about 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz mountains. The earthquake was deemed responsible for 63 deaths and over 37-hundred injuries.
The Loma Prieta earthquake was also broadcast on live television, as ABC was about to begin coverage of Game Three of the "Bay Bridge" World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's. The feed was lost from Candlestick Park during pregame coverage. An estimated one-point-four-million people lost power during the Loma Prieta quake.