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  • San Francisco 1906 Earthquake

    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 /san-francisco-1906-earthquake.html). In the eyewitness accounts, “Comprehending the Calamity” by Emma Burke, and “Horrific Wreck of the City” by Fred Hewitt, both authors share similarities of how they face the unfortunate events and how they survived with the limited resources they have. On page 3, an example from “Comprehending the Calamity” states: “I walked over the remains of my personal possessions, without a feeling of regret or a sigh or tear. Everything seemed so insignificant, and the world so far away. That is, the world we had…

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  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    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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  • The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: The Great Quake

    1906, the city of San Francisco experienced an earthquake known as “The Great Quake” leaving thousands of people hurt and/or dead. Due to the severe damage the earthquake had on the city, it left many homes destroyed. Much of the damaged resulted in people being homeless. Geologist have observed the impact that the earthquake left on San Francisco and the people. Since then, scientist have suggested what precautions we can do to help prevent severe damage to us and homes. Although geologist…

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  • 1906: The San Francisco Earthquake

    of innocent lives every year, and the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 only added to this growing number. On April 18th 1906 more than 1,000 casualties were seen, more than 400 million dollars lost and over 225,000 people became homeless. In one day. It’s safe to say these few terrible minutes may have ruined the lives of these people forever. During this earthquake, many people recorded their personal experiences and those of the people around them, some of which are still around today.…

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  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Essay

    San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It's known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and cable cars, but is at risk for a major earthquake. San Francisco is built on the north american plate with it moving against a transform boundary, with the Pacific plate. A transform boundary is when two plates slide against each other, causing many earthquakes since San Francisco is on the west…

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  • 1906 Earthquake Essay

    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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  • Horrific Wreck Of The City Analysis

    Have you ever been in a bad Natural disaster? If not maybe you should try reading “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke and “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt. They are both first hand eye witness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The San Francisco earthquake was one of the biggest and most traumatizing events of all time. It all started April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM. The first tremor lasted about 1 minute and others continued to strike through out the morning. Water…

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  • Essay On San Francisco Earthquake

    Have you ever been awake during an earthquake? Imagine if it were awoken by a everything shaking. An earthquake 20 times worse than a normal earthquake. How about 150 times worse? In the morning of April 18, 1906, the community of San Francisco didn’t have to think about this and ponder, but had to live it. The catastrophic earthquake of 1906 hugely impacted San Francisco wealth, resources, and financial systems. It also resulted in havoc and destruction among the people of the town and this…

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  • Essay On San Andreas Fault

    The San Andreas Fault is perhaps the most dangerous and destructive fault lines in North America. Passing through one of the most populous areas of the United States, the San Andreas Fault line stretches nearly the entire western seaboard of California (Lynch). The infamous earthquake of San Francisco of 1906 is likely the reason the fault has been so ill-reputed. Furthermore, the fault has been relatively inactive and the chance for a large rupture which could span hundreds of kilometers…

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  • Silent Earthquake Analysis

    Threat of Silent Earthquakes” it immediately drew me in. I was fascinated and alarmed by what I had just read. The fact that an earthquake with a 5.7 magnitude hit near a volcano where people visit every day and went unnoticed just blew me away (Cervelli). It is a blessing that the earthquake didn’t cause any devastation that day, but why did it not and if it had then how can we prepare for such a natural disaster? The article piqued my interest early and I had to read on to find out the answer…

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