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San Francisco Earthquake Today
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
The Great 1906 Earthquake And Fire Click this link to purchase prints of our 1906 earthquake collection. The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Great Register
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.
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 ...
April 18 will mark the 112th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
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. Action intended to save the city may have added to the chaos, injuries, deaths and damage.
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck on April 18 with an estimated magnitude of 7.8. The temblor was followed by major fires that lasted for several days. The toll was high, about 3,000 people died and more than 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. (Associated Press) The Hibernia Bank ...
San Francisco's housing market is so dire that people are spending over $1 million on the 'earthquake shacks' built after the 1906 fires