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Universal Studios Closes ‘Earthquake’ Attraction for Two Days With AM-SF Quake Bjt

October 18, 1989

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) _ The Universal Studios Tour temporarily closed its popular ″Earthquake″ attraction, a terrifying simulation of a San Francisco Bay area quake, because of the devastation 400 miles away.

″We are closing the earthquake attraction only for 48 hours out of respect and as a sympathetic gesture to our neighbors in the Bay Area,″ said Universal spokeswoman Joan Bullard.

The studio attraction simulates an 8-plus magnitude quake underground at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. A deadly earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck the Bay Area on Tuesday, causing the collapse of buildings and freeways.

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