Learning Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 25 Years Later

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The Loma Prieta earthquake killed 63 people, damaged 18,000 homes and collapsed portions of the Bay Bridge and the Nimitz Freeway. Twenty-five years later, what lessons can we learn about earthquake preparedness and emergency response?


Jack Boatwright, seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, currently serving as the coordinator for earthquake hazards in Northern California

Patrick Otellini, chief resilience officer and director of earthquake safety for San Francisco; he is in charge of implementing the city's 30-year earthquake resiliency plan

Randy Christensen, member of the Morgan Hill Community Emergency Response Team