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The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906  

NOTE: You will receive the Zoom link one week, and again 1-2 days, before the class. We also keep an eye out for late registrants. Please contact with any questions.

This lecture begins with a very rudimentary look at plate tectonics and their relation to earthquakes; surveys the development of San Francisco up to 1906; examines the events of the earthquake, fires, and the short-term and long-term adjustments, including the development of a still state-of-the-art system for fighting fires; and concludes with a brief look at the 1989 earthquake and fires. The lecture will take about 75 minutes and I'll then take questions and comments.


The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

Item # 21JulHH0811

Meeting Schedule

Day: Tu,  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7/27/2021 - 7/27/2021

**Note you will receive Zoom link one week as well asĀ one day before class begins. Monday classes will receive the link on the Friday before class begins.


Robert Cherny



Seats Available: 68
Mini-courses and Speaker Series offerings are open to all! Non-members are welcome to register.