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San Francisco Earthquake Destruction
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.
Despite the utter devastation, San Francisco quickly recovered from the earthquake, and the destruction actually allowed planners to create a new and improved city.
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 role of Loma Prieta, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake in the history of the United States of America.
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.
An earthquake expert told us there’s one neighborhood in San Francisco where she'd never live
The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Rare photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
A lost piece of Bay Area history unearthed at a flea market was shown for the first time Saturday night to the public. The rare footage of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake will end up in the Library of Congress. First, it's premiering at the Edison Theater at the Niles Essanay Silent Film ...