Loma Prieta Digital Collection

Government documents about the Loma Prieta earthquake and other seismic topics
seismographic reading for the Loma Prieta Earthquake

The Government Information Center collects federal, state and local government documents about the Loma Prieta earthquake and other seismic topics. Many of the items listed below are digitized from paper originals in the collections of the Government Information Center.

**Digitization is ongoing. Please check back for additions to the collection.

Reports by City & County of San Francisco Government Agencies

After action report, earthquake medical exercise, Cal Medex-80 (1980)

CAPSS : community action plan for seismic safety / San Francisco Department of Building Inspection. (2001)

Earthquake public service guide (1989)

Earthquake report : report to the Fire Commission on the operations of the San Francisco Fire Department during the earthquake and subsequent fire of October 17, 1989

Earthquake safety programs : community safety element of the San Francisco master plan. Background report 2 / San Francisco Department of City Planning. 1993

Excerpts from San Francisco municipal reports for the fiscal year 1905-6, ending June 30, 1906, and fiscal year 1906-7, ending June 30, 1907.  Published by order of the Board of Supervisors ... (1971)

Lo que debe usted saber sobre los edificios de mampostería no reforzados (1994)

Report to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors : analysis of expenditures made relating to the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (1992)

Review of seismic information : community safety element of the San Francisco master plan. Background report 1 / San Francisco Department of City Planning. 1992

South of Market Earthquake Recovery Redevelopment Plan / Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco. (1997)

Reports by Regional Agencies

A guide to ABAG's earthquake hazard mapping capability (1980)

A guide to ABAG's earthquake hazard mapping capability (1981)

A guide to ABAG's earthquake hazard mapping capability (1982)

A guide to ABAG's earthquake hazard mapping capability (1983)

Building stock and earthquake losses : the San Francisco Bay Area example (1986)

Macroeconomic effects of the Loma Prieta earthquake (1991)

On shaky ground--supplement : a guide to assessing impacts of future earthquakes using ground shaking hazard maps for the San Francisco Bay Area / Association of Bay Area Governments. 1998

Shaken awake! : estimates of uninhabitable dwelling units and peak shelter populations in future earthquakes affecting the San Francisco Bay region (1995)

The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 : report of the State Earthquake Investigation Commission, in two volumes and atlas (1969-1970)

The Mexico City earthquake of September 19, 1985 : lessons for the Bay Area (1986)

The REAL dirt on liquefaction : a guide to the liquefaction hazard in future earthquakes affecting the San Francisco Bay Area (2001)

The San Francisco Bay Area -- on shaky ground / Association of Bay Area Governments. 1995

We're not ready for the big quake : what local governments can do (1980)

Reports by State of California Government Agencies

1989 Loma Prieta earthquake summary report

1989 Northern California earthquake : California Legislature, State Senate first extraordinary session

1989 northern California earthquake : legislative response

An evaluation and assessment of the California Seismic Safety Commission's Seismic Retrofit Practices Improvement Program, Proposition 122 (2001)

An ounce of prevention : planning & regulating for seismic hazards : the summary report from the interim hearing (1996)

California at risk : reducing earthquake hazards, 1992-1996 : a report of the California Seismic Safety Commission

California earthquake loss reduction plan, 1997-2001

Competing against time : report to Governor George Deukmejian from the Governor's Board of Inquiry on the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (1990)

Department of Housing and Community Development : poor administration of certain aspects of the California Natural Disaster Assistance Program for Loma Prieta earthquake victims could result in inappropriate loan forgiveness. (2001)

Earthquake preparedness guidelines for large retirement complexes and large residential care facilities (1992)

Guidelines for evaluating and mitigating seismic hazards in California (1997)

Library buildings and the Loma Prieta earthquake experience of October 1989 (1990)

Loma Prieta earthquake, October 17, 1989 : I-880, Cypress Street viaduct structure collapse (1990)

Loma Prieta earthquake, October 17, 1989 : I-80, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (1990)

Loma Prieta's call to action : report on the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 (1991)

Planning for the next one : hearings of the California Seismic Safety Commission on the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 (1991)

Proceedings of the Second Conference on Earthquake Hazards in the Eastern San Francisco Bay Area / edited by Glenn Borchardt ... [et al.] (1993)

**Report of the Seismic Safety Commission to Governor George Deukmejian in response to executive order D-86-90. (1990)

Subject hearing on the October 1989 earthquake : impact on public utilities : February 2, 1990, Public Utilities Commission Building, San Francisco, California (1990)

TILT : the Treasure Island Liquefaction Test (2002)

Reports by the United States Government Agencies

Effects of the Loma Prieta earthquake on the Marina District San Francisco, California (1990)

Guidelines to strengthen and retrofit your home before the next earthquake / adopted by the Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2001)

HUD seismic design : cost impact on high-rise residential structures (1990)

In the interest of earthquake safety : findings and conclusions / by members of the Task Force on Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Office of Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President (1971)

Lessons learned from the Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 / George Plafker and John P. Galloway, editors ; with contributions by Michael J. Bennett ... [et al.]. (1989)

Loma Prieta response : five years later : a follow-up survey to the summary and analysis of hazardous materials response and recovery operations following the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 (1994)

The Loma Prieta Earthquake : lessons learned : hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, December 4, 1989.

Response to the Loma Prieta earthquake / by Janet A. McDonnell. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1993)

USGS Professional Papers

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) created a series of Professional Papers on the Loma Prieta earthquake. These papers were published from 1989 to 2004.  The digitized versions are hosted on the USGS webpage. Paper copies are available in the Government Information Center.

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989--main-shock characteristics

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

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 : preseismic observations

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989--aftershocks and postseismic effects

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989--geologic setting and crustal structure

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 : tectonic processes and models

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989--strong ground motion : strong ground motion and ground failure

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

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

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989-- hydrologic disturbances : strong ground motion and ground failure

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989-- Marina District : strong ground motion and ground failure

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

The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989, highway systems

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989--building structures

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 : earth structures and engineering characterization of ground motion

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 : loss estimation and procedures

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 : public response

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989 : fire, police, transportation, and hazardous materials

The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989--recovery, mitigation, and reconstruction

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