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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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Earthquakes for Dummies

Free public lecture about what causes earthquakes, how we measure them, what to expect, their relevance to our local scene, helpful hints about what to do about them -- all presented for lay persons.

Non-academic style, some humor, and many examples. A working seismograph will be exhibted. A 5-minute movie will be shown of a virtual flight along the San Andreas from Portola Valley to Bodega Bay using Google Earth.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 7:30 pm


Old School House
765 Portola Road (on the San Andreas Fault)
Portola Valley, CA 94028


Explanation given to what happened in 1906.
Pictures of the local area taken in 1906 and the same scene today. "think seismically, act locally"


San Francisco Peninsula residents. General public. Free event.

Volunteer Opportunities



Sheldon Breiner, (650) 323-1133

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