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San Francisco Earthquake And Fire 1906
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme).
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The massive earthquake that shook San Francisco to its core in the early hours of April 18, 1906, ignited a howling blaze that threatened total destruction of the city.
April 18, 1906 San Francisco was wrecked by a Great Earthquake at 5:13 a.m., and then destroyed by the seventh Great Fire that burned for four days.
When the 1906 earthquake struck San Francisco, amateur photographer Louis P. Selby worked in the family's candy shop. He took to the streets with his camera.
San Francisco earthquake of 1906: The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, a major earthquake and fire that destroyed some 28,000 buildings and killed more than 3,000 people.
Related Resources: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Documents about the earthquake aftermath, from our archives located in San Francisco.. When an American City Is Destroyed How the U.S. military became the "first responders" and took charge when an earthquake struck San Francisco a century ago.
On this day in History, The Great San Francisco Earthquake on Apr 18, 1906. Learn more about what happened today on History.
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San Francisco lies in ruins on May 28, 1906, about six weeks after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It was taken from a camera suspended on a kite, perhaps 1,000 feet above the city.