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San Francisco Earthquake Plates
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.
The northern segment of the fault runs from Hollister, through the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, then up the San Francisco Peninsula, where it was first identified by Professor Lawson in 1895, then offshore at Daly City near Mussel Rock.
A film taken from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1906, a few days before the earthquake/fire destroyed the area.
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.
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge or the Emperor Norton Bridge) is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California.As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.
Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Region result from the accumulation of energy as the Pacific Plate slides past the North American Plate. The fact that a devastating earthquake occurred in 1906 — the San Francisco earthquake — is common knowledge.
On 22 March 1957, the San Francisco Peninsula was rocked by an earthquake centered in the Daly City area that caused damage in Westlake District of that city, and some damage in San Francisco.
The San Andreas Fault in California marks the boundary between two of Earth's tectonic plates and triggered some of the biggest earthquakes in United States history.
The San Francisco Bay Area could be struck by a major earthquake "any day now", says a scientist with the US Geological Survey.
Winemakers in San Francisco may not be growing their grapes in the city, but they can boast a long wine-making tradition. Before the great fire of 1906, there were several wineries based in the SoMa (South of Market) area, which used to go by the less lyrical nickname South of the Slot.