Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Rebecca Downing

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

Interview conducted by Kathleen Aston and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at Scotts Valley Branch Library, Scotts Valley, CA on August 29, 2019.

Rebecca Downing was working in San Jose when the quake hit, and living in Watsonville. Her story details the impacts on Moss Landing, South and Mid-County, and some of the longer impacts of the devastation in the following years.

Creator: Hooker, Jenn; Downing, Rebecca
Date: 2019-08-29
  • 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.
Identifier: LH-LP-DOWNING


Hooker, Jenn and Rebecca Downing. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Rebecca Downing.” 2019-08-29. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135850. Accessed 30 May 2024.