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!
SF Chronicle Commemorative Series
Panorama of Ruins