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    In the early morning of April 18, 1906 at catastrophic event took ahold of one of the largest cities in the United States. An earthquake shook the sleepy city of San Francisco to its inner core. The first of two lasted about 40 seconds, the second started about 10 seconds after the first one stopped (Barrymore). The second quake was the big one lasting 25 seconds, the estimation is 7.8 to 8.3 magnitude (Barrymore). This was the result of the tectonic plates in the San Andreas fault line moving past each other 15 feet(annual average is 2 inches a year) (Barrymore). The impacted area was 300, 00 square miles along the fault line. The damage was beyond extensive destroying water/sewer pipes, crippling telephone and transportation facilities including railways, buckled roadways, left more than 200, 000 homeless and killed three-thousand plus. The property damage was estimated in the 235 to 500 million 1906 US dollars currency; this amount is equivalent to the entire 1906 budget (Barrymore). The fire that swept after the fact is the main source of the devastation. The 3 day inferno burned an area of 4.7 square miles. Majority of the homes and businesses went up like tinder boxes, many due to lax housing codes and slum areas. Uncontrolled fires burned, due to broken gas mains/lines and help from citizens in panic…

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    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 earthquake also ignited several fires around the city that burned for three days and destroyed nearly 500 city blocks. Despite a quick response from San Francisco's large military population, the city was devastated. The earthquake and fires killed an estimated 3,000 people and left half of the city's 400,000 residents…

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    The earthquake of 1906 was a horribly destructive and stunning event. It was described by people that were there, some of them described it in books. One of these books in the novel Dragonwings, where a character named Moonshadow feels the ground twist and turn between his feet. There are also articles found that explain the natural phenomena of the terrible earthquake that occurred on April 18, 1906. The name of one remarkable article that gives many facts is called “Web Resource”. Though…

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    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the April 2015 Nepal earthquakes were two of the most devastating and destructive earthquakes in history. The two natural disasters were very similar in the way they had prepared beforehand, responded immediately after and the aftermath and destruction caused from each shakedown. While they were similar on many counts, they also differed in varying ways. The San Francisco earthquake in 1906 struck on April 18th and was a milestone in earthquake research.…

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    Earthquakes can bring unfortunate events, such as destroyed cities, many losses and limited resources. An example of this is “The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake and Fire left around 300,000 people homeless and the bay area in despair. A number of camps were set up around the city to deal with the destruction. Many people also left the city by the bay in search for more stable grounds.” stated from San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire. (Paragraph 15). (https://www.sftourismtips.com…

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    Damage of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The residents of San Francisco were familiar with earthquakes, at least those earthquakes who would rattle windows and china cabinets and those who would do little to no damage. The earthquake of 1906 was the most catastrophic in California history, as well as the most destructive in United States history. The earthquake happened on April 18, 1906, at 5:15 a.m. when the ground shook violently for an average of 40 seconds. It was stated that the…

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    Source 1: Imagine being awakened early in the morning by the ground shaking so hard that you're thrown out of bed and across the room--if you're even lucky enough to be alive. On April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m., an earthquake hit San Francisco, destroying much of the city. San Francisco was a growing city with many closely spaced wooden homes and unsupported brick buildings. The moment the earthquake started, buildings collapsed, water mains broke, and a huge fire broke out that spread rapidly…

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    San Francisco Quake of 1906 On April 8, 1909, a catastrophic earthquake crippled the San Francisco and most of northwest California: sundering the northern two-hundred and ninety-six miles of the San Andreas Fault from northwest of San Juan Bautista to the triple junction at Cape Mendocino. Causing over three thousand deaths and turning one out of every eight houses into rubble. The initial tremors destroyed the city’s water mains, leaving firefighters with no means of combating the growing…

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    homes. Although geologist cannot predict when an earthquake will occur, they can make assumptions based on location and previous earthquake activity if earthquakes will continue in the same area. The records of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake explain why damage…

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    The quake was capable of igniting raging fires, which broke out in the city and lasted for several days. The flames were quick to spread due to electrical lines and ruptured gas lines. It is estimated that up to 90% of the total damage was the result of the subsequent fires that burned uncontrollably (1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire). San Francisco was utterly destroyed. Around fifty different fires began fuming in San Francisco, and eventually coalesced into a grand firestorm that…

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