100 Years Later, San Francisco Ripe for Another Megaquake

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 13, 2006   View Article

A hundred years ago a massive earthquake reduced much of the San Francisco Bay Area to piles of smoldering rubble.

As the anniversary of that disaster approaches, scientists are warning that the heavily populated California region has a 62 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater quake between now and 2032.

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