San Francisco to mark anniversary of 1906 earthquake

Apr 18, 2015 1:00 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials, residents and survivors will hold a moment of silence and host a series of events this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.

The quake is the worst natural disaster in California history and killed roughly 3,000 people.

On Saturday morning Residents will gather at Lotta's Fountain along Market Street at Kearny and Geary streets for a moment of silence at 5:12 a.m., the exact time of the April 18 quake.

The only survivors are believed to be 113-year-old Ruth Newman and 109-year-old William Del Monte. It was not known Friday if they would attend the early-morning ceremony Saturday.

Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White will attend.

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