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San Francisco Earthquake Date
On this day in History, The Great San Francisco Earthquake on Apr 18, 1906. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Find out more about the history of San Francisco Earthquake of 1989, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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.
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 ...
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.
San Francisco–Oakland earthquake of 1989: San Francisco–Oakland earthquake of 1989, major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S., on October 17, 1989.
Nine minutes of newly found footage, restored from an aging film reel that was revealed publicly this weekend, shows the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated San Francisco in 1906.
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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 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa ...