Wow a major quake hits California today. I remember the one 25 years ago well and wrote about.
In the fall of 1989, I was working for a regional bank and I went to a conference in San Francisco. While there, my colleagues and I also had an opportunity to do some sightseeing. We spent time at Fishermen’s Wharf, traveled over the Golden Gate Bridge, visited Napa Valley and returned by the Bay Bridge. I remember feeling tremors during some of the conference sessions but I understood from other people that it was not uncommon in California.
About a week or so after returning from the conference, I had the shock of my life. On October 17, 1989, an earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area. I am watching the aftermath unfold on television and seeing many of the areas that we had visited. The earthquake killed 67 people and caused more than $5 billion in damages. Though this was one of the most powerful and destructive earthquakes ever to…
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