The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989

Report of the NZNSEE reconnaissance team

  • R. B. Shephard Works Services and Development Corporation, Wellington North, New Zealand
  • P. R. Wood NZ Geological survey, DSIR, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • J. B. Berrill University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • N. R. Gillon The Wellington Regional Council, Wellington, New Zealand
  • P. J. North Murray-North Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
  • A. K. Perry KRTA Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
  • D. P. Bent Ministry of civil Defence, Wellington, New Zealand


This report on the Loma Preita earthquake of October 1989 describes the earthquake itself, its effects on the surrounding region, and San Francisco in particular, and reports on the resulting damage along with the effect on local communities.


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How to Cite
Shephard, R. B., Wood, P. R., Berrill, J. B., Gillon, N. R., North, P. J., Perry, A. K., & Bent, D. P. (1990). The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989
. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 23(1), 1-78.

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