Why Did the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake Happen?


The 1989 San Francisco earthquake was caused by a slip along the San Andreas Fault. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park was discovered to be the epicentre of the quake. The San Andreas Fault runs through California and is a strike slip fault.
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On April 18th, 1906, a massive earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly an entire minute followed by fires which left the city in ruins and an estimated 3,000 people dead.
The San Francisco earthquake was also known as Loma Pieta earthquake, which occurred on 17th of October, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and lasted for 15 to 20 seconds. It occurred due to a slip in either the San Andreas Fault or a subsidiary fault. The earthquake knocked out power to San Francisco and killed 62 people throughout Central California, injured 3,757 and left more than 12,000 homeless.
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