April 12, 2006
Works to Prepare for Next 'Big One'
At 5:12 a.m. April 18, 1906,
San Franciscans were jarred awake by a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which
caused buildings to crumble and killed an estimated 3,000 people.
believe there is a 62 percent chance another earthquake rivaling the "great
one" in 1906 will hit the San Francisco Bay area within the next 30 years.
The Science Unit reports on efforts underway in California
to address the likelihood of the next major earthquake.