Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Ryan Ver Berkmoes

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

Interview conducted by Jenn Hooker and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at the Aptos Branch Library, Aptos, California on September 4, 2019.

Ryan Ver Berkmoes describes experiencing the earthquake in a house in Oakland, and then responding to the situation in Santa Cruz – both professionally, as a reporter on assignment from a Chicago paper, and personally, as a Santa Cruz native with a deep love for this area.

Creator: Hooker, Jenn; Ver Berkmoes, Ryan
Date: 2019-09-04
  • 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 and Ryan Ver Berkmoes. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Ryan Ver Berkmoes.” 2019-09-04. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135852. Accessed 27 May 2024.