Thursday, March 13, 2008

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

The tragic earthquake that killed many people and left thousands homeless was the horrible San Francisco earthquake. The San Francisco earthquake happened on April 18th ,1906 at 5:12 A.M. This earthquake left many people dead and thousands injured and many without homes.The San Francisco earthquake left thousands out of a home, killed thousands, and made the government pay a lot of money to repair the broken things. The San Francisco earthquake was a 8.25 on the Richter Scale.
The San Francisco earthquake left 250,000 people out of homes either because their house broke in half from the fault line being right underneath them. The earthquake destroyed 490 blocks and a total of 25,000 buildings. Many buildings were destroyed by the shaking.
The earthquake killed 3,000 people from San Francisco witch was where the epicenter was and there were 189 more deaths elsewhere. Those 189 more deaths were either because they fell down the crack along the 270 miles of fault line.
The government had to pay $350,000,000 to $400,000,000 in repair for getting all the roads fixed from the crack. Also for repairing all 25,000 buildings that got destroyed along the San Andreas fault line.
The earthquake happened at 5:12 A.M. about 20 to 25 seconds later. The after shock came in and lasted for about 45 to 60 seconds. All the people of San Francisco went through a 8.25 earthquake on the Richter Scale.
In conclusion the San Francisco earthquake happened on April 18th at 5:12 A.M. and killed 3,000 people and left more then 250,000 people out of a home and living on the streets. The San Francisco earthquake was a terrible and tragic earthquake for many families that lived in San Francisco.
CB4

5 comments:

student08 said...

Very Well Written

student08 said...

I think that there was a lot less than 3000 people dead. More like 700-800.

Anonymous said...

really good information.

Anonymous said...

Excellent! That was a terrible disaster. You had a good attention grabber to begin with. GG4

student08 said...

your first paragraph was very strong and you kept it going the whole time! good job!