The station shut down at 5:30pm. I was doing stuff for that. We had some food and drink, so that during the game everybody could have something to eat, something to drink during the game. I heard a loud roar and then the ground started to shake. We got underneath the desks and it was a violent shake for only about 15 seconds or so and the National TV showed this:
I just remember that we didn't suffer much damage in the Southern East Bay unlike other parts of the Bay:
|San Francisco's Marina District was hit really hard
|A section of the upper deck of the eastern cantilever side fell onto the deck below.
Two things that I have saved (actually I rebought one) from that event is the San Francisco Examiner from the next day the Sports Illustrated cover on it:
And here are some images from the Examiner (sorry if they are a little faded):
It was a day that changed the Bay Area but for the better as building's, road's, schools and everything have been retro-upgraded. But, I wonder when the next one will be.