San Francisco residents mark anniversary of 1906 earthquake

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
1906 Earthquake ceremony at Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco on April 18, 2015.
1906 Earthquake ceremony at Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco on April 18, 2015.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Residents of San Francisco gathered at Lotta's Fountain on Market Street to honor the victims and survivors of the 1906 Earthquake Saturday morning.

A big crowd gathered to mark the anniversary. It's tradition to hold a moment of silence at 5:12 a.m. - the exact moment the quake struck 109 years ago today. There are now only two known survivors, 113-year-old Ruth Newman and 109-year-old William Del Monte.

An audio and visual exhibition of the earthquake, including items from 1906, will be held at the Ferry Building.