S.F. Bay Area — California
1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Oldest Surviving Monument
During the 1906 Earthquake,
Lotta's Fountain became a central meeting point for families
and survivors — a place where people
could leave messages and search for lost relatives. The historic San Francisco
landmark is located on the corner
of Kearny and Market streets, in downtown S.F.
Anniversary of 1906 Quake
April 18th @ 5:13am
Every year, on the anniversary
of the Great 1906 Earthquake,
survivors gather around the
fountain (restored in 1999)
for a reunion — at 5:13am to mark the exact time
April 18, 2011
Dedication to Japanese Quake
April 18, 2011 marked the 105th anniversary of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire — the annual commemoration was dedicated to the Japanese quake victims. On March 11, 2011, an 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sendai — the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan. The powerful quake was followed by a massive and devastating tsunami just minutes later.
April 18, 2006
100-Year Anniversary of 1906 Quake
On April 18, 2006, in the early hours of the morning, thousands of people gathered along Market Street (it was closed to traffic) and Lotta's Fountain to mark the 100th Anniversary of San Francisco's Great Earthquake.
We drove up from the Peninsula and arrived in SF about 4:30am, joining a sea of people. it was an amazing sight!
Eleven quake survivors (aged 100+) attended the televised event, along with politicians and people of all ages, some dressed in period costume.