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Photos: What San Francisco's Marina District Looked Like After Loma Prieta and Now

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On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1989, as evening rush hour was getting underway, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near the Loma Prieta peak of the Santa Cruz Mountains shook the entire Bay Area. The quake killed at least 63 people and injured about 3,700. After the quake, thousands of buildings became uninhabitable, including dozens in San Francisco’s Marina District. Below are photos of what four locations in the neighborhood looked like both after the quake and today.

 Divisadero north of Beach Street

Loma Prieta 1989
Oct. 21, 1989. Photo by Getty
Loma Prieta 2019
Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Lindsey Moore

 

Fillmore Street near Cervantes Boulevard

Loma Prieta 1989
Oct. 17, 1989. Photo by Getty
Loma Prieta 2019
Oct. 4, 2019. Photo by Lindsey Moore

 

Corner of Jefferson and Divisadero streets

Loma Prieta 1989
Oct. 21, 1989. Photo by Getty
Loma Prieta 2019
Oct. 4 2019. Photo by Lindsey Moore

 

Corner of Beach and Divisadero streets

Loma Prieta 1989
Oct. 17, 1989. Photo by Getty
Loma Prieta 2019
Oct. 15, 2019. Photo by Getty.

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