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San Francisco Earthquake Destruction
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).
Despite the utter devastation, San Francisco quickly recovered from the earthquake, and the destruction actually allowed planners to create a new and improved 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.
On this day in History, The Great San Francisco Earthquake on Apr 18, 1906. Learn more about what happened today on History.
California has a seismic dilemma. A severe housing shortage is forcing the state to build densely and vertically. But building this way increases seismic risks. The proliferation of high-rises in San Francisco adds to the complexity of the city’s earthquake preparedness. An article I wrote this ...
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.
San Francisco (initials SF; / ˌ s æ n f r ə n ˈ s ɪ s k oʊ, f r æ n-/, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'; Spanish: [san franˈsisko]), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
The role of Loma Prieta, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake in the history of the United States of America.
Long-lost film footage is giving people a glimpse of the past, going back more than 100 years to show the 1906 earthquake that killed thousands and left San Francisco in ruins. Although the film, recently re-discovered at a flea market, is on its way to the Library of Congress, its first stop was a ...
An earthquake expert told us there’s one neighborhood in San Francisco where she'd never live