Fifteen seconds of fear at 5:09 pm on October 17, 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area. Walking down from the 10 floor of an office building, waiting a long time for a bus to get home, arriving after dark to a mess. It was the days before cell phone lights. I felt my way up the stairs to the third floor (US). Miracle of miracles the phone lines still worked, and I was eventually able to get through to my mother to let her know I was okay. I lived in the Inner Sunset near Golden Gate Park in an area that it turns out had been built on a marshy area. The aftershocks were more than unsettling. I spent that night in the neighbor’s backyard with the rest of the building residents.
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