Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The 1906 earthquake in San Francisco

People walk through the rubble following an earthquake in San Francisco on April 18, 1906. On April 17, 1906, San Francisco was cosmopolitan enough to host Enrico Caruso in "Carmen" and so financially flushed it ranked fourth among American cities in raising money to help victims of a volcano in Italy.  A day later, San Francisco was pleading for help itself after a giant earthquake struck along the San Andreas Fault. (AP Photo) From San Francisco Examiner 4/17/11. "It was 5:13 a.m. 105 years ago when the earthquake stuck San Francisco. The shaking lasted for 40 seconds, but the damage, and memories, extended much past that time.

The 8.3 temblor is now known as the 1906 earthquake, and it is still one of the worst disasters to hit San Francisco.

Pacifica was the actual epicenter of the earthquake that killed 3,000 people and injured another 25,000, causing $400 million in damage."

And yesterday we had a little earth quake and 2 power outages to celebrate the occasion!

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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