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Earthquake California Just Now Santa Cruz
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa ...
In 1769 the Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola discovered the land area which is now known as the City of Santa Cruz. When he came upon the beautiful flowing river, he named it San Lorenzo in honor of Saint Lawrence.
Twelfth Mission Date Founded: September 25, 1791 Founder: Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Holy Cross Location: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park 140 School Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
SANTA CRUZ, CA - JUNE 2011: EXCLUSIVE Nik Wallenda performs a walk on top of the Ferris Wheel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in June 2011 in Santa Cruz, California.
Besides the boardwalk, the main reason to visit Santa Cruz is the beach. The sunny Mediterranean weather, sandy shores, and safe waters make Santa Cruz one of the best beach destinations in Northern California.
The northern segment of the fault runs from Hollister, through the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, then up the San Francisco Peninsula, where it was first identified by Professor Lawson in 1895, then offshore at Daly City near Mussel Rock.
Just west of Clems along the former railroad route between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz, the South Pacific Coast Railroad bored a short tunnel beneath Mountain Charlie Road, the former main highway between Lexington and Scotts Valley.
We invite you to come and explore! The Santa Cruz Mountains wine region is nestled in one of the most unique natural environments in the world.
A relentless puncher with a nonstop motor, Leo Santa Cruz has conquered three weight divisions and is now a two-time champion at 126 pounds. Read Bio
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rattled through Northern California early Sunday morning, the largest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years.