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Comment: 24:36 - 25:25 (00:49)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco Bay", earthquake

Our transcription: For the residents of the San Francisco Bay region, the impact of the Loma Prieta Earthquake was enormous.
Sixty-three people lost their lives, and another 3,800 were injured.
More than 28,000 homes and businesses were damaged, and the overall financial cost was about $6 billion.
Still, the results were far less catastrophic than they might have been.
Had the World Series not been in progress, more people would probably have been on the Nimitz Freeway when it collapsed, and if the quake had occurred closer to a densely populated area, the death toll could have been in the thousands.

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