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Public Domain / Via AP In this 1906 photo, the severe damage of an earthquake in San Francisco is shown throughout the city. The earthquake spurred a devastating firestorm that claimed the lives of about people and destroyed about of San Francisco.

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906.  Devastating fires broke out in the city that lasted for several days. As a result of the quake and fires, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.

This Day in History : April 1906 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake Panoramic view of earthquake and fire damage from Stanford .

View from Nob Hill of San Francisco burning after the Great Earthquake of April 18th, 1906.

View from Nob Hill of San Francisco burning after the Great Earthquake of April The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire, estimated to be above

The collapse of the CTV Building where a TV station, a doctors surgery & a English language school were.  This collapse claimed the most lives lost in the earthquake.  22 Feb 2011

The collapse of the CTV Building where a TV station, a doctors surgery an English language school were. This collapse claimed the most lives lost in the earthquake.

The ruins and smoke after the San Francisco Earthquake of May 1906.

The ruins and smoke after the San Francisco Earthquake of May 1906. [640×853].

It took 160 years to build the city of Christchurch. It took an earthquake 24 seconds to rip the heart out of it.

Shaking all over: Map of every major earthquake since 1898 reveals stunning image of planet's danger zones

San Francisco Earthquake 1989 ~ So terrifying until all friends & family accounted for. Thank God for the World Series. Traffic way lighter than usual at 5:04pm.  ~Repinned Via Rhonda Hoffman Garcia (akr)

San Francisco Earthquake 1989 ~ World Series was being played. Earthquake stopped the game but many people credit it with saving lives because traffic was lighter with people at the game and at home watching on TV.

San Francisco after earthquake

Market Street, San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. The earthquake struck San Francisco at a. on Wednesday, April Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days.

Disbelieving people test the depth of some of the fissures that opened all over the city

Disbelieving people test the depth of some of the fissures that opened all over the city

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Two Weeks in San Francisco, the Earthquake & Fire. The story of the 1906 earthquake, through the letters written by a young man to his fiance.

great fire and earthquake in San Francisco – April 18th, 1906

Tragic Photographs of Disasters that Occurred Before 1920

San-Francisco -fire-Sacramento Street, Looking Down Sacramento Street; this photo was taken on April It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.

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