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San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Re-created in All Digital Show

Published on: April 13, 2012

An exciting  “Earthquake” opens on May 26, 2012 in San Francisco, providing an all-digital immersion into the 1906 San Francisco earthquake which struck just before dawn. Starting at Point Reyes in Northern California, viewers of the exceptional quaility recreation fly south along the San Andreas Fault until it reaches San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge fades away as the clock rewinds to 1906. The audience relives the 7.9-magnitude earthquake, followed by a scientific dissection of the event–including views of the underground fault plane and the propagation of seismic energy waves based on supercomputer simulations. History comes to life at Morrison Planetarium, where an 8,000-square-foot Earthquake exhibit may hit a nerve or resonate with those who have ridden out major earthquakes.

If you go: Entry into the Earthquake exhibit at California Academy of Sciences (calacademy.org) is through a dramatic, 25-foot-diameter model of the  Earth. Located  in Golden Gate Park, the Academy contains Steinhart Aquarium, rain forest and many attractions under one living roof. Earthquake is expected to be there for several years so you’ll have time to catch this “big one”.

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