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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

About Us

Objective: Use the centennial of the 1906 earthquake to highlight a century of progress in understanding earthquake hazards and reducing risks as well as to commemorate the cultural and social response to this historic event.

Who

Over 200 members ranging from policy makers, the media, historians, educators, scientists and engineers, emergency responders, business and industry leaders, and the general public and representing more than 100 organizations.

What

Innovative exhibits, performances, conferences, outdoor activities, publications, films, and educational materials created by Alliance members.

When

Commemorative events span the months leading up to and following the earthquake centennial on April 18, 2006.

Where

Throughout Northern California, with a reach throughout the world.

Why

To commemorate one of the largest earthquakes in US history, to better understand the remarkable evolution of earthquake science, and learn how we can better prepare and live more safely with earthquake risk.