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Looking Back At Loma Prieta: KPIX Photographers Describe Covering The Quake

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) -- On the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, people across the Bay Area have been remembering what they were doing at the time the 6.9 magnitude quake struck.

For many people, TV was the first place they turned to after the shaking stopped. Years ago, a KPIX 5 special report looked back on how our photojournalists found themselves caught up in and shooting scenes from the earthquake.

WATCH: KPIX 5 Photographers Describe Covering Loma Prieta Earthquake

The video, now hosted at the Bay Area Television Archive at San Francisco State University, features interviews with four video photographers: Larry Warner, Shaun Donahue, Kevin Raphael and Lionel Coleman. It also contains views from reporter and anchorman Loren Nancarrow and reporter Sherry Hu, and the earthquake coverage anchored by Bay Area TV legend Dave McElhatton.


The report also includes reports from the World Series Game 3 at Candlestick Park before and after the earthquake hit along with the scenes of devastation around the Bay Area.

ALSO READ: Former KPIX 5 Reporters Remember Moment Loma Prieta Earthquake Struck

Loma Prieta 30 Years Later

WHERE WERE YOU? 30 years ago this week, the Bay Area remembers Loma Prieta. Do you remember where you were when the quake hit the region? We want to hear your story. Comment Below.

Posted by KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, October 15, 2019


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