Largest Ever Earthquake Conference
More than three thousand scientists, engineers and emergency experts from around the world attend the largest ever earthquake conference in San Francisco on the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Those in attendance will hear the results of a report that looks at what damage the 1906 quake would do if it occurred today.
Chris Poland, chairman of the 100th Anniversary Conference, says a quake the size of the 1906 shaker would be felt here in Sacramento, but would not cause much damage:
Sacramento will very much feel the earthquake, and I’m sure it will be a frightening experience, but it will have little impact on the city.
Poland says there would be tremendous damage and loss of life in the San Francisco Bay Area.