The great 1906 San Francisco earthquake is perhaps the landmark event in the history of earthquake science. It began with a foreshock at 5:12 a.m. local time in the morning of 18 April 1906. Some 30 sec later, the main event initiated on the San Andreas fault, just off the San Francisco coast (Lawson, 1908). Within 90 sec, nearly 480 km of the San Andreas fault ruptured (see Fig. 1), extending south to the northern end of the creeping section near San Juan Bautista and north to the terminus of the fault at the triple junction near...
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake a Century Later: Introduction to the Special Section
Brad T. Aagaard, Gregory C. Beroza; The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake a Century Later: Introduction to the Special Section. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 2008;; 98 (2): 817–822. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120060401
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