Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Susan Tannehill

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 Community Television building, Santa Cruz, California, on October 7, 2019.

Susan Tannehill is a teacher who originally came from Southern California. She moved to the Santa Cruz area in 1973 to pursue a career in jewelry making. Her story, in part, describes the effects of the earthquake on the artists’ community in Santa Cruz.

Creator: Hooker, Jenn; Aston, Kathleen; Tannehill, Susan
Date: 2019-10-07
  • 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 Susan Tannehill. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Susan Tannehill.” 2019-10-07. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135847. Accessed 30 May 2024.