Mayor offers condolences to China after earthquake 

Mayor Gavin Newsom extended his condolences to the province of Qinghai in China, which was hit by a 7.1 earthquake Wednesday.

The timing couldn’t be more apropos, as Newsom yesterday held a public event marking the anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake.

“The earthquake in China is another reminder of the need to make sure we are prepared for the next major earthquake here at home, both as families and as a city,” Newsom said. “The U.S. Geological Survey forecasts a 63 percent chance of a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hitting the Bay Area in the next 25 years. It is not a question of if, but when, another earthquake will strike.”

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