Today marks the 30th anniversary of Loma Prieta Earthquake. At 5:04pm on Oct. 17, 1989, a section of the San Andreas Fault System sent shocks near Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountain which erupted into a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, causing severe infrastructure damages (about $12 billion in today's money) in the bay area and was responsible for 63 casualties and 3757 injuries. Approx. 1.4 million people lost power in the aftermath.
Aside from the San Andreas Fault, there are other nearby active faults. USGS data predicts that a 63% chance of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake will occur within any of the 7 major faults in the bay area before 2038.
It's not a matter of "if", but a matter of "when".
In remembrance of the victims from the quake 30 years ago, it's important that we take necessary steps to prepare ourselves for the impending future quakes. Follow the link below for Earthquake Safety Preparation: https://www.earthquakecountry.org/sevensteps