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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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Earthquake Video Productions

Skyline College

As a part of our long-running television program, "Down To Earth," the Skyline College Geology Department is producing a miniseries of educational video programs entitled "The San Francisco Earthquake: Yesterday and Tomorrow."

The series includes four episodes on the historic aspects of the 1906 earthquake, fire, reconstruction, and centennial commemoration. Four additional programs on contemporary geophysical studies in the Bay Area, including earthquake forecasting, geologic hazards, plate tectonics, and seismic safety will be produced.

photo of plaque

On the anniversary of the quake (April 18), Skyline College commemorated the 1906 earthquake and fire with the installation of a plaque in recognition of the educational significance of the quake?s centennial anniversary. In the photo, Daryl Sowers (right) and Tyson Fitz (left) with Professor Mel Zucker (middle) install the 1906 Earthquake commemoration plaque at Skyline College.

The plaque is at Vista Point overlooking the ocean at Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno. Skyline College has a unique and historic location. The campus is adjacent to the San Andreas Fault and just a few miles from the offshore 1906 earthquake epicenter.

The plaque was designed and developed by Mel Zucker, a Skyline geology professor for 33 years and a producer of the local television series, "Down to Earth." The plaque was produced and engraved by V. Fontana and Co., Colma, as part of the project, funded by the President?s Innovation Fund.


Spring 2003 through Spring 2006

The videos are shown at various dates/times on the following public access cable TV stations:
Pacifica Community Television (PCT)
Peninsula Television (PEN TV)
Mid Coast TV in Half Moon Bay (MCTV)


Skyline College & Public Access TV Stations.


An educational overview of the 1906 Earthquake and its relevance to the modern study of earthquakes.


General public. TV viewing audience.

Volunteer Opportunities

Production crew members


Richard Lambert, (650) 738-4162

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