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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.