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1906 San Francisco earthquake

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of northern California at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18, 1906.

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FORA.tv (Mar. 6, 2013) Join us for a behind the scenes look at the making of the Academy's newest planetarium show: Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet. You will go on a journey that takes you through the whole process from inception to production. A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth's story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons-and how geological activity influences the course of human history. This is the Academy's fourth planetarium show since reopening the Academy under one living roof. This event takes place in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main.
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Strong California Quake Causes Injuries, Damage

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AP (Aug. 24, 2014) The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands on Sunday. (Aug. 24) Video provided by AP
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Megaquake Aftershocks Pose Lasting Danger

Megaquake Aftershocks Pose Lasting Danger

CBC (Aug. 22, 2013) Scientists are warning residents of Vancouver and other cities in earthquake zones to take heed of new evidence that megaquake aftershocks can pose a danger for years, even hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre of the original earthquake.
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A Closer Look at Pakistan's Earthquake Island

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Reuters (Sep. 26, 2013) After a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit a remote province of Pakistan Tuesday, a new island emerges in the Arabian Sea, but this isn't the first island created by an earthquake... Gavino Garay reports.
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