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San Francisco Earthquakes

San Francisco is famous for a LOT of things... including earthquakes. The city's two most famous earthquakes were in 1906 and 1989.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake
April 18, 2006 marked the 100-year anniversary of The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Today, it still ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time.

1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
The October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake was one of the strongest northern California earthquakes in recent memory.



Lotta's Fountain
— SF's Oldest Surviving Monument

During the 1906 Earthquake, Lotta's Fountain became a central meeting place for families and survivors. The San Francisco landmark is located on the cornerof Kearny and Market streets.

EarthQuake Exhibit
"EarthQuake: Life on a Dynamic Planet" exhibit opened at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on May 26, 2012 and will run thru' 2014.

Experience the '89 Loma Prieta quake (and 30 seconds of the 90-second big 1906 San Francisco quake) inside the exhibit's earthquake simulator (all the memories of California's October 1989 quake along the San Andreas Fault came rushing back to us) — fun for kids and adults alike!



Our Favorite "San Francisco
1906 Earthquake" Movie


"San Francisco" (1936)
by Director W.S. Van Dyke

"San Francisco" is one of our
all-time favorite movies. It stars Clarke Gable, Jeannette MacDonald and Spencer Tracy.

The MGM musical features the famous SF song "San Francisco," which became one of two official city songs on May 15, 1984.

The movie is shown every April 18th at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco in commemoration of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
and Fire
.

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California Earthquakes


SF Earthquakes

1906 SF Earthquake and Photos

1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

Lotta's Fountain

Hayward Earthquake Fault Line / USGS Earthquake Center


Emergency Preparation Information

SF First 72-hours Preparation

San Francisco Emergency Plan


San Francisco
Earthquakes Gifts
1906 - 2006

Buy "SF Earthquake 1906-2006" Blue and White Baseball Jersey and SF Earthquake Gifts
"SF Earthquake
1906-2006"
Blue & White
Baseball Jersey

Buy "San Francisco Earthquake 1906-2006" Red & White Baseball Jersey

"SF Earthquake
1906 - 2006"
Red Baseball Jersey

Buy "San Francisco 1906" Yellow Jr Ringer T-Shirt and San Francisco 1906 Gifts
"San Francisco 1906"
Gifts

Buy "1906 San Francisco" Hooded Sweatshirt and "1906 San Francisco" Gifts
"1906 San Francisco"
Hooded Sweatshirt

Buy "1989 San Francisco" Grey T-Shirt and 1989 San Francisco Gifts
"1989 San Francisco"
Grey T-Shirt

Buy "1906 San Francisco" Black & White Jr Raglan and 1906 San Francisco Gifts
"1906 San Francisco"
B/W Jr Raglan

 

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