Officials gather to commemorate 1906 San Francisco quake

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San Francisco city officials gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Great 1906 Earthquake and fire. (KGO-TV)

San Francisco city officials gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the great 1906 earthquake and fire.

The ceremony took place at Lotta's Fountain on Market Street in San Francisco on Tuesday.

The magnitude-7.8 quake hit at 5:12 a.m. on this day 111 years ago.

Historians believe more than 3,000 people died as a result. More than 30 fires erupted from broken gas lines.

Speakers at today's event include San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, SFPD Chief Bill Scott, fire chief Joanne Hayes-White and former mayor Willie Brown.

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