Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Ilene Feinman & Kenneth Welcher

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

Interview conducted and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at Scotts Valley Branch Library, Scotts Valley, CA on September 14, 2019.

Ilene Feinman was a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz when the earthquake struck, while Kenny Welcher was working at the Credit Union. Their account includes details of receiving information from people on the outside, and hiking years later to the epicenter of the quake.

Creator: Hooker, Jenn; Feinman, Ilene; Welcher, Kenneth
Date: 2019-09-14
  • 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, Ilene Feinman, and Kenneth Welcher. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Ilene Feinman & Kenneth Welcher.” 2019-09-14. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135855. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.