Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April 18, 1906

Today is the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire :
San Francisco celebrated and mourned an infamous anniversary early this morning, 100 years to the minute after the city shook and burned in the great earthquake and fire of 1906.

In the pre-dawn hours, thousands packed downtown streets around Lotta's Fountain, glowing gold on Market Street, to honor the people who died in the quake and rejoice in a city that survived and thrived after a fire burned for days. (link)

The San Francisco Chronicle has plenty of great coverage of the centennial, including historical documents, guides to help prepare for a disaster, and the latest science about earthquakes.

Get ready for the next one.

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