Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Yvonne King

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 17, 2019.

Yvonne King describes experiencing the earthquake while working late with fellow teachers at Mar Vista School, as well as the way the earthquake compared to those of her childhood in the SF bay area, how Loma Prieta influenced her personal concerns on safety, and how it affected her community and her students.

Creator: King, Yvonne; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-09-17
  • 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-KING


King, Yvonne and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Yvonne King.” 2019-09-17. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135856. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.