17 Apr 2006

San Francisco Earthquake

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Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, which hit at 5:12 AM, April 18, 1906. It is estimated to have hit 8.25 on the Richter scale. A devastating fire followed.

There were more than 3000 deaths, and $400,000,000.00 damages in 1906 dollars, but the city was rapidly rebullt… without federal assistance!


US Geologic Survey

SF Virtual Museum


SF Chronicle Commemorative Series

Panorama of Ruins


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