Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Allison Peters Orlando

Epicenter: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project

Interview conducted by Jenn Hooker and Kathleen Aston and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at the Live Oak Branch Library, Santa Cruz, California, on June 18, 2019.

Allison Peters Orlando was a 29 year old young professional working in an office building in downtown Santa Cruz when the earthquake hit. Her story includes detailed descriptions of aftershocks and pride in community first responders.

Creator: Hooker, Jenn; Aston, Kathleen; Peters Orlando, Allison
Date: 2019-06-18
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 1980s
  • 2010s
Rights: Permission must be obtained before using this interview in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who want to make further use of this interview should contact Santa Cruz Public Libraries.


Hooker, Jenn, Kathleen Aston, and Allison Peters Orlando. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Allison Peters Orlando.” 2019-06-18. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135781. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.