One week from today, Saturday, April 18, 2009, will be the 103rd Anniversary of the great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (Mag. 7.8). Although Petaluma didn’t experience widespread damage, communities all along the 300 miles of the San Andreas Fault felt the shaking and were severally damaged – like San Francisco and Santa Rosa.
The Internet is loaded with all sorts of sites that provide information, photographs, and documentation of this historic event. Readers may view a five second snapshot taken from one of the videos that portrays the shaking over a 155 mile by 20 mile area covering the San Francisco Bay Region.
There is also a close up clip of 75 seconds illustrating the shaking and wave motion in San Francisco, Richmond, Santa Rosa, and Tomales Bay.
BTW, for those readers who might be interested, there are 40 additional blogs on Petaluma360 related to Emergency Preparedness issues and concerns. Please take a few minutes to select a few and then ask yourself, “Are you, your family, and your neighborhood ready and prepared to cope with a similar situation – today – along the nearby Rodgers Creek Fault for 72 hours or longer?”
Think about it – and stay tuned for additional blogs on Emergency Preparedness.