Photo: 100 Years Later, San Francisco Ripe for Another Megaquake



Buildings in the Marina district of San Francisco, California, collapsed and burned during a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck the region in 1989.

The San Francisco Bay Area of northern California has a 62 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater quake between now and 2032, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Photograph courtesy USGS


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