Friday, March 14, 2008

The Great San Francisco Earthquake 1906

In April 18, 1906 a huge earthquake changed the city of San Francisco.
This earthquake was so huge that it is the most significant earthquake. It ruptured the northern most 296 miles of the San Andreas Fault from northwest of San Juan Bautista to the triple junction at the cap Mendocino. Before this terrible earthquake, San Francisco was a beautiful landscape that was home to many people. It had many different varieties of culture. San Francisco had a very unique landscape with old antique buildings, and lush vegetation. Suddenly that changed.

At 5:12 am local time there was a foreshock. Sufficient force wildly threw the San Francisco bay area. Then came the great earthquake 20-25 seconds later near San Francisco. Then a violent shock came with a strong shake 40-60 seconds after the foreshock. Because of the earthquake there were many fires that burned the old beautiful buildings to the ground. Because of the deadly shake and the deadly fires 750 were injured and only 50 people survived and that mean that 700 people died. There were 400,000 people living there before it happens but then after the earthquake over 250,000 were left homeless by the disaster. The city went to a beautiful, unique place to a sad, buried out place.

On the Richter scale it made 7.1. Homes and property were damage during this disaster. Because of the earthquake estimated at $6 billion dollars that will go to fixing San Francisco.


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