We are approaching an historic year for seismology in the United States. 2006 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 18 April 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the centennial of the founding of the Seismological Society of America. The Society was established in response to the earthquake to encourage “the acquisition and diffusion of knowledge concerning earthquakes and allied phenomena, and to enlist the support of the people and the government in the attainment of these ends.” The first meeting of the Society was held on 20 November 1906. The Articles of Incorporation were signed on 1 December 1906 and...

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