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There's Only One 1906 SF Quake Survivor Left

Ruth Newman, who was 5 when massive temblor hit, has died at 113

(Newser) - Ruth Newman, thought to be one of two remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles... More »

Bay Area's Next 'Big One' Might Not Be One

It's more likely to be a cluster of earthquakes: researchers

(Newser) - If you're a Californian living in fear of the inevitable next "Big One" to hit the San Francisco Bay Area, well, we're not sure if you'll find this comforting or not: A new study from USGS scientists finds that the next "Big One" is more... More »

Twin Quakes Jolt SF, Berkeley

Small quakes hit hours after California holds annual drill

(Newser) - Two earthquakes shook the San Francisco Bay Area yesterday, the same day that California held its annual earthquake preparedness drill and nearly 22 years to the day after a quake killed 63 people in northern California. A 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Bay Area, centered near Berkeley, at 2:30... More »

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