Frida: A Canine Hero from Mexico’s 2017 Earthquake

Monument of Frida, the dog rescuer

Statue of Frida in Puebla, Mexico. Photo Credit: Vallarta Daily Search and Rescue Dog Hero In September 2017, a powerful earthquake hit Mexico City, causing widespread devastation and leaving many people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. Amid the chaos and destruction, a four-legged hero emerged, and her name was Frida. Frida was a […]

117th Anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake

1907, Geological Survey Map of San Francisco after 1906 Earthquake

On April 18, 1906, the San Francisco Bay Area was struck by a devastating earthquake, which remains one of the most significant natural disasters in American history. The earthquake and resulting fires destroyed over 80% of the city, leaving an estimated 225,000 people homeless and causing an estimated $400 million in damage, equivalent to over […]

Rising Out of the Rubble, Art Deco Style

Art Deco architecture in Napier, North Island, New Zealand

Napier, a charming seaside town located on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is known for its unique art deco architecture. But what many people don’t know is that this architecture style was not the result of a deliberate design choice, but rather a response to a devastating earthquake that destroyed much of […]