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San Francisco Earthquake Information
The Great 1906 Earthquake And Fire Click this link to purchase prints of our 1906 earthquake collection. The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Great Register
June 6, 1915 An earthquake with an abrupt rocking motion at 9:51 a.m. June 22, 1915 Earthquake in the Imperial Valley wrecked the towns of Calexico and El Centro.
Home page of the Museum of the City of San Francisco, with exhibits about the 1906 earthquake, California Gold Rush, internment of the Japanese during World War II
On this day in History, The Great San Francisco Earthquake on Apr 18, 1906. Learn more about what happened today on History.
On the morning of April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake shook San Francisco, California. Though the quake lasted less than a minute, its immediate impact was disastrous.
The latest San Francisco earthquake reports and news, plus how to prepare.
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
Clustered around the 1,070-foot tower are a collection of high rises built on the soft soil and sand on the edge of the bay. They represent a bold symbol of a new San Francisco, but also a potential danger for a city that sits precariously on unstable, earthquake-prone ground.
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.
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 ...