Over the weekend we watched the movie “San Andreas” staring The Rock.  Pretty good movie.  According to History dot com it was on April 18, 1906 that the Great San Francisco Earthquake happened.  It’s estimated that this quake would have registered an 8.0 on the Richter Scale, a measuring system that wasn’t introduced until 1935.  The shaking began at 5:13 am.  Fires immediately broke out and, because broken water mains prevented firefighters from stopping them, firestorms soon developed citywide.  in the face of significant aftershocks, firefighters and U.S. troops fought desperately to control the ongoing fire, often dynamiting whole city blocks to create firewalls.  By April 23, most fires had been put out, and the task of rebuilding the devastated city began. It was estimated that some 3,000 people died as a result of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and the devastating fires.  Almost 30,000 buildings were destroyed, including most of the city’s homes and nearly all the central business district.  Could it happen again?  The USGS estimates that there is about a 75% chance that a major earthquake will hit the San Francisco Bay area in the next 30 years.  Listen to the podcast here;  https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/