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    General view of the crowds in Candlestick Park after an earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, rocks game three of the World Series between the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park on October 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent agrees to allow the series to continue. Play resumed October 25, and the A's go on to sweep the Giants.
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    Cars are sandwiched in damaged sections of the Bay Bridge, near Oakland on Oct. 17, 1989, after the bridge came apart following a major earthquake that rocked the San Francisco Bay area.
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    In this photo taken on Oct. 17, 1989, a fire burns in the Marina District after the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.
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    U. S. Marine guard watch the earthquake-damaged area of San Francisco, on October 17, 1989, to prevent thieving.
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    The front of an apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco is ripped off October 21, 1989. It was 5.04 pm local time when the earthquake, measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, struck. Homes and offices were wrecked, fires broke out and vital service were cut off. The last major earthquake hit San Francisco in 1906, when 2000 people died.
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    Rubble fills the sidewalk in front of a street mall in Santa Clara October 18, 1989 in San Franciso after a quake rocked the city, killing an estimated 273 people and doing USD 1 billion-worth of damage. Most of the deaths came when a half-mile part of the double-decker Interstate 880 highway collapsed, crushing vehicles on the lower deck.
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    A rescuer looks at a collapsed house, on October 18, 1989, in the Marina District of San Francisco, one of the areas hardest hit in the city by an earthquake estimated at 7.0 on October 17, 1989.
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    Cranes surround the Cypress Structure on Interstate 880, on October 19, 1989 in San Francisco, following the earthquake estimated at 6.9 on the Richter scale that rocked California on October 17, 1989.
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    Food items litter the floor in an aisle at a Safeway food store in south San Francisco shortly after an earthquake estimated at 7.0 hit California on October 17, 1989.
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    Firefighters extinguish fire in the Marina District in San Francisco on October 21, 1989 after a quake erupted October 17 in the city, killing an estimated 273 people and doing USD 1 billion-worth of damage. It was 5.04 pm local time when the earthquake, measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, struck. Homes and offices were wrecked, fires broke out and vital service were cut off.
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    Search and rescue support workers Tim Schilwachder (L) and Mamdouch Shabaan embrace on October 21, 1989 by the Cypress Structure above 28th and Cypress Sts, shortly after a man was rescued alive there. A powerful earthquake has rocked San Francisco on October 17, 1989 causing mass casualties.
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