Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Linda & Sam Hardman

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 25, 2019.

Linda and Sam Hardman were residents of Santa Cruz in 1989, and moved to Tehachapi after; Linda was at her work in Scotts Valley, and Sam at his work in Menlo Park when the earthquake struck. In this interview, the couple describe their experience, Linda’s PTSD, and her later study of geology.

Creator: Hardman, Linda; Hardman, Sam; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-09-25
  • 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-HARDMAN


Hardman, Linda, Sam Hardman, and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Linda & Sam Hardman.” 2019-09-25. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135860. Accessed 29 May 2024.