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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 /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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    December 2, 2016 in Oakland, California a fire broke out in a warehouse known as Ghost Ship. At that time they were hosting a concert that had artists from the house music record label 100 percent silk. 36 people were killed in that fire and it is said that is was the deadliest fire ever in the history of Oakland. It was the deadliest in California since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Nobody knows exactly what caused the fire but it was such a bad warehouse because of all the safety hazards…

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    9’o clock. I walked to the living room and my father was on the couch and he had a sad look on his face. My dad said, “Hey, you remember your grandpa from a few years ago?” He looked at me intently as if trying to read my mind, and I said, “Yeah, of course.” I thought in my head that this was kind of strange because how would i forget my grandpa? My dad said in a quiet voice, which was quieter than normal. “ He died a few hours ago.” I could feel the rush of memories from the past year come…

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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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