Loma Prietta

Loma Prietta
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

As millions of people watched the baseball World Series from San Francisco on Oct. 17, 1989, the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake struck the Bay Area, killing 63 people and injuring nearly 4,000 others. This natural-color image was acquired three weeks after the quake.

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  • 4008x4008
  • TIFF 22 MB

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  • Data Date:

    November 8, 1989
  • Visualization Date:

    October 8, 2009
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration