San Francisco Earthquake Today VS. 1989 World Series Earthquake

Rubble litters the sidewalk on the streets of Santa Clara 18 October 1989 in San Franciso after a quake hit the city 17 October, killing an estimated 273 people and doing USD 1 billion-worth of damage. It was 5.04 pm local time when the earthquake, measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, struck. Homes and offices were wrecked, fires broke out and vital service were cut off. Most of the deaths came when a half-mile part of the double-decker Interstate 880 highway collapsed, crushing vehicles on the lower deck. The last major earthquake hit San Francisco in 1906, when 2000 people died. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

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