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San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

Remembering The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake On April 18th

Friday marks 108 years since the most devastating disaster in Bay Area history. Sirens wailed at 5 a.m. as a remembrance, but the two remaining survivors were unable to show up this year. Events continue around the city.

04/18/2014

People gathered at Union Square in San Francisco to commemorate the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire, April 18, 2013. (CBS)

Suspicious Package At 1906 SF Quake Commemoration Forces Relocation

A suspicious package near the site of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake commemoration ceremony on Market St. Thursday morning forced an early-morning gathering of a couple of hundred people to move to Union Square, police said.

04/18/2013

A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

San Francisco Marks 107 Years Since 1906 Earthquake & Fire

One of the last three known remaining survivors of the catastrophic 1906 earthquake in San Francisco attended a special dinner Wednesday on the eve of the 107th anniversary of the disaster.

04/18/2013

The Dolores Park fire hydrant seen after it’s accidental silver paint job, and later Wednesday following its repainting. (San Francisco Historical Association/Doug Sovern)

Famed Hydrant Painted Wrong Color During 1906 Quake Ceremony

Events marking the 106th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire hit a snag overnight when the annual ceremony to gild the hydrant credited with helping save the Mission District was painted the wrong color.

04/18/2012

A survivor from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake participates in the annual painting of a fire hydrant at 20th and Church St. which provided water to fight the fire after the big quake, April 18, 2012. (CBS)

3 Survivors On Hand For 106th Anniversary Of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Three of the four known survivors of the quake were in attendance at the annual ceremony to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

04/18/2012

In this image taken from NHK television, smokes rise from houses in Soma, Fukushima, northern Japan Friday, March 11, 2011 after an earthquake.

Japan Quake 30 Times More Powerful Than 1906 San Francisco Quake

When comparing to the 1906 earthquake, the USGS has figured that Japan’s earthquake is equivalent to 30 of the San Francisco earthquakes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/11/2011

Market Street 1906

Historic 1906 Film Captures S.F.’s Market Street

A film made more than a hundred years ago on Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, shows in fascinating detail how people lived and traveled and dressed.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/17/2010

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