The Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco

Geology and Geophysics / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the geology before the quake, evaluate its aftermath, and predict what may happen in the near future.

To understand the extent of devastation of the 17 October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, we must consider all the factors that played a role in the damage. This includes the history of the local geology around the Marina District of San Francisco, where the most damage from the quake had taken place, and also the geology and tectonics of the surrounding faults. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the geology before the quake, evaluate its aftermath, and predict what may happen in the near future.

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