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San Francisco is known for its instability. Nestled among notoriously active geologic faults, the peninsula city has its share of quakey stories.
 
1906: THE GREAT QUAKE
The shaker that devastated a city.
 
SCIENCE FROM THE ASHES: SEISMOLOGY SINCE 1906
The 1906 quake shook geologists, too. And thus began the study of earthquakes as we know it.
 
1989: THE MOST RECENT DECENT SHAKER
What happens when a quake hits during the World Series and a busy bridge collapses during rush hour? The Exploratorium's Mary K. Miller tells it like it was.
 
SHAKY SAN FRANCISCO: A SHORT HISTORY
Tidbits from some of the more memorable quakes in the last 200 years.
 

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