NBC Bay Area’s Laura Garcia ’91 Recalls Attending SMC During Loma Prieta Earthquake

In a segment recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, NBC Bay Area "Today in the Bay" news anchor Laura Garcia ‘91, who also serves a trustee, recalls attending Saint Mary’s College when the 6.9 magnitude quake hit on Oct. 17, 1989. In a segment recognizing the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, NBC Bay Area "Today in the Bay" news anchor Laura Garcia ‘91 recalls attending Saint Mary’s College when the 6.9 magnitude quake hit on Oct. 17, 1989. In the report,"Loma Prieta: Laura Garcia Remembers Moment Quake Struck," the multiple Emmy Award winning journalist, who, also serves as a trustee for the College, Garcia remembers taking a break from studying in the College’s library, and leaving the campus when the disaster occurred., The alumna recalls seeing a ripple effect in the roadway, and shattered windows in the library when she returned to the library. Saint Mary’s Archives Department shared historical photos of collapsed book shelves and boarded up library windows with Garcia for the news report.

For more infomation about earthquake preparedness, read the recent message about the Loma Prieta anniversary from Saint Mary's Chief & Executive Director for Public Safety & Transportation Mark Nagle. 

 

 

Date of Mention: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019