Where Were You 23 Years Ago Today?

Is Menlo Park better off after the Loma Prieta earthquake? Are we better prepared for the next one?

At 5:04 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1989 the ground shook.

A lot of the area's attention was focused on the World Series game that was about to start between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, but suddenly sports was insignificant as a 6.9 quake centered at Loma Prieta in Nisene Marks Park, rocked Nothern California.

The state would never be the same.

What do you remember about the day and the time? How has your life changed?

Was the area successful in rebuilding? Did downtown lose its quaintness with its bricks and snaking street? Are we better off?

Have we learned from the disaster and are we better prepared for the next one?


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