Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Becky Fitzgerald

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 October 1, 2019.

Library worker Becky Fitzgerald describes experiencing the earthquake while caring for her elderly great grandmother in Felton. She also discusses the consequences of the earthquake for her community, and the many physical changes wrought by the earthquake to the landscape of Santa Cruz County.

Creator: Fitzgerald, Becky; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-10-01
  • 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.


Fitzgerald, Becky and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Becky Fitzgerald.” 2019-10-01. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135861. Accessed 27 May 2024.