S.F. Bay Area — California
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
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: 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
Francisco" is one of our
all-time favorite movies. It
Gable, Jeannette MacDonald and Spencer
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