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Comment: 04:59 - 05:58 (00:59)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco", "Santa Cruz Mountains", "Santa Cruz", "Watsonville", "Los Gatos", earthquake

Our transcription: But apart from select localized areas that have been severely damaged, most of San Francisco has come through the quake in relatively good condition.
There are problems of course.
Delays in both transportation and communication are widespread, but the city is still functioning.
Unfortunately, the situation some distance to the south is less encouraging.
The quake's epicenter is located near a peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains called "Loma Prieta," and it is communities closest to Loma Prieta like Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Los Gatos that have actually been hit the hardest.
This right here is the front porch. There is the house down the hill; what's left of it, shall we say.

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