Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Gary Watson

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 2, 2019.

Volunteer emergency HAM radio operation Gary Watson describes experiencing the earthquake off Soquel San Jose Road, as well as pet care challenges during emergencies, dealing with PTSD and community practicing of emergency preparedness.

Creator: Watson, Gary; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-10-02
  • 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-WATSON


Watson, Gary and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Gary Watson.” 2019-10-02. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135864. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.