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  San Francisco Travel Guide - San Francisco Travel
When you think of San Francisco you think of the long hills and the cable car rides so you must make sure you take time to do just that and what a view of the city you have going down the hills in the cable car.
You will be pleased with the fantastic nightlife, fantastic ethnicity in the neighborhoods of San Francisco and the great hotels in the area.
One on April 18, 1906, measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale and one on October 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 and be sure to heed any warnings while you are visiting.
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  San Francisco Earthquake: 1906
In 1906 San Francisco was the ninth largest U.S. city with a population of 400,000, and over 225,000 were left homeless by the disaster.
The San Andreas fault is on the boundary between the Pacific plate and the North American plate.
The 1906 earthquake was assigned a Richter rating of 8.3, but on the newer moment magnitude scale it has been demoted to one measuring 7.8 or 7.9.
www.factmonster.com /spot/sanfran1906earthquake.html   (656 words)

 SFGate: The Great Quake: 1906-2006
San Francisco in 1906 was the largest city and most important port on the Pacific Coast, the financial center of the West, the ninth-largest city in the United States.
San Francisco had the most populous Chinatown outside of Asia, the U.S. Mint at Fifth and Mission streets was the largest in the world, and in its vaults was $222 million in gold, one-third of the country's gold supplies.
San Francisco had been a U.S. city for not quite 60 years, but by the turn of the 20th century, it was world famous.
www.sfgate.com /greatquake   (787 words)

 1906 Home Page
The Morgan Hill earthquake was deemed most appropriate for this purpose as its mechanism is that of the 1906 earthquake in the central portion of the rupture.
In the study that follows, we apply this insight to the 1906 earthquake, though clearly the quality and bandwidth of the historic data are not as impressive as the modern digital, broadband data.
Recent comparison of the horizontal displacements accompanying the 1906 San Francisco and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes indicate that although the Loma Prieta event exhibited nearly equal strike- and dip-slip components of faulting, the 1906 data is consistent with strike-slip on a vertical plane (Segall and Lisowski, 1990).
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 SAN FRANCISCO 1906 EARTHQUAKE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The San Francisco earthquake occurred at 5:12 A.M. on April 18, 1906.
San Francisco was known as the "Paris of the West" in 1906.
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was by far the worst U.S. earthquake in terms of death toll, even using the lower estimate of 700.
www.vibrationdata.com /earthquakes/sanfrancisco1906.htm   (446 words)

 Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake
Analysis of the 1906 displacements and strain in the surrounding crust led Reid (1910) to formulate his elastic-rebound theory of the earthquake source, which remains today the principal model of the earthquake cycle.
As a basic reference about the earthquake and the damage it caused, geologic observations of the fault rupture and shaking effects, and other consequences of the earthquake, the Lawson (1908) report remains the authoritative work, as well as arguably the most important study of a single earthquake.
In the public's mind, this earthquake is perhaps remembered most for the fire it spawned in San Francisco, giving it the somewhat misleading appellation of the "San Francisco earthquake".
quake.wr.usgs.gov /info/1906/index.html   (514 words)

 San Francisco in Ruins
THE YEAR was 1906, and the citizens of San Francisco must have found it a wildly incongruous sight--grown men at child's play in the midst of tragedy.
The disaster began with an earthquake in the early morning of Wednesday, April 18, and when the fires were extinguished three days later, at least two hundred thousand San Francisco residents were homeless.
The people of San Francisco had endured a major earthquake and suffered the largest fire in the history of the country.
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 Law Enforcement - 1906 Earthquake - Presidio of San Francisco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
San Francisco 1906 earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m.
To the traumatized residents of San Francisco, seeing soldiers in the streets posed both a comforting assurance and a troubling prospect.
Russell Sage Foundation, San Francisco Relief Survey: The Organization and Methods of Relief Used After the Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906, (New York: Survey Associates, Inc., 1913).
www.nps.gov /prsf/history/1906eq/lawenfor.htm   (848 words)

 Today in History: April 18
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Great Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco, 1897-1916 consists of twenty-six films of San Francisco before and after the 1906 disaster.
The University of California Berkeley's Bancroft Library presents The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.
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 NEW INSIGHT ON 1906 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The 1906 event was the first major earthquake in the United States to be recorded on scientific instruments, and it produced the first recognized evidence for the association of faulting with earthquakes, as well as providing the first impetus for earthquake-resistant designs in this country.
These figures indicate that the 1906 San Francisco quake is comparable to these temblors in strength of ground shaking near the fault, although the area affected in 1906 was much larger because of the extensive length of the San Andreas fault.
The 1906 records from this instrument and another recording device located at Yountville, California, were used to develop a formula for calculating the local magnitude of the 1906 event.
www.johnmartin.com /earthquakes/eqpapers/00000048.htm   (1010 words)

 The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Analysis of the 1906 displacements and strain in the surrounding crust led Reid (1910) to formulate his elastic-rebound theory of the earthquake source, which remains today the principal model of the earthquake cycle.
The earthquake was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada.
As a basic reference about the earthquake and the damage it caused, geologic observations of the fault rupture and shaking effects, and other consequences of the earthquake, the Lawson (1908) report remains the authoritative work, as well as arguably the most important study of a single earthquake.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/nca/1906/18april/index.php   (534 words)

 BSL FAQ: 1906 Earthquake
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake occured on April 18, 1906 at 05:12 AM local time in the San Francisco Bay Area of central California.
The San Andreas fault ruptured 430 km from San Juan Bautista to the Cape Mendocino triple junction.
In the public's mind, this earthquake is perhaps remembered most for the fire it spawned in San Francisco, giving it the somewhat misleading appellation of the "San Francisco earthquake." Shaking damage, however, was equally severe in many other places along the fault rupture.
www.seismo.berkeley.edu /seismo/hayward/seismicity.hist_1906.html   (774 words)

 San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Marriage Project
Among the ruins of the 1906 disaster, couples quickly got married, romances fostered in the refugee camps and with those fleeing the city and state.
While larger earthquakes had occurred previously in the United States and California, the destruction caused by the ensuing fires in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake resulted in the most significant natural disaster in United States history at that point.
Perhaps the marriage numbers for the 1989 earthquake were not affected because it occurred in a short span of time and was small in the magnitude of destruction.
www.sfgenealogy.com /1906/06index.htm   (4612 words)

 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time.
In 1906, the destruction of Chinatown by fire was considered a great blessing of the Earthquake.
Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire or 1906, by Gladys Hansen, Emmet Condon, David Fowler Cameron and Co., San Francisco, 160 p.
www.zpub.com /sf/history/1906earth.html   (525 words)

 Earthquake Museum-1906 San Francisco Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The San Francisco Museum exhibit on the 1906 earthquake.
This exhibit focuses mostly on the effects of the earthquake in San Francisco.
San Francisco Museum Eyewitness Accounts of the 1906 Quake.
www.olympus.net /personal/gofamily/quake/famous/1906.html   (85 words)

 deseretnews.com | 1906 San Francisco Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
On April 22, 1906, President Roosevelt issued a statement that relief efforts would be coordinated by the Red Cross, headed by Dr. Edward Devine, and that $2.5 million had been appropriated by Congress for the relief effort.
The San Francisco earthquake was caused by the San Andreas fault, a strike-slip fault in which land masses move past each other horizontally.
Aerial photographs of the damage to San Francisco were taken with a camera suspended from a Conyone kite, as powered flight had been invented just three years earlier.
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 1906 San Francisco earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of northern California at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18, 1906.
The earthquake and resulting fire would be remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was caused by a rupture on the San Andreas Fault.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake   (3236 words)

 Online NewsHour: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: 100 Years Later | PBS
April 18, 1906, San Franciscans were jarred awake by a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which caused buildings to crumble and killed an estimated 3,000 people.
The 1906 earthquake, which ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California, is considered the birth of modern earthquake science.
Although earthquake engineering has revolutionized modern architecture, many of the new ideas have yet to be applied to millions of buildings in earthquake zones.
www.pbs.org /newshour/indepth_coverage/science/1906quake   (210 words)

 San Francisco Ticket Broker - San Francisco Events, San Francisco Venues, San Francisco Concert Schedules
The City and County of San Francisco (population 776,773), the fourth-largest city in the state of California, United States in terms of population, is a consolidated city-county situated at the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula that forms San Francisco Bay.
European discovery and exploration of the San Francisco Bay Area began in 1542 and culminated with the mapping of the bay in 1775.
San Francisco is the home of the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team and the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team.
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 Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions — Infoplease.com
earthquake, fires, and Atlantic tsunami leveled Lisbon and was felt as far away as southern France and North Africa; 70,000 killed.
earthquake reversed the course of the Mississippi River.
Earthquake - 1906 April 18, San Francisco: earthquake accompanied by fire razed more than 4 sq mi; estimates...
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 NPR : Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
This silent film of the aftermath of the 1906 disaster is part of the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, a collection of historically and culturally significant works designated for preservation.
The scene was described by San Francisco writer and 1906 witness Henry Anderson Lafler.
Ironically, before the San Francisco earthquake, the newspapers were headlined with the recent eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, close to Caruso's hometown of Naples.
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 Jack London's Journalism:The Story of an Eyewitness
Never in all San Francisco's history, were her people so kind and courteous as on this night of terror.
Here were the magnificent residences of the second generation of San Francisco nabobs, and these, in a solid zone, were dynamited down across the path of the fire.
San Francisco, at the present time, is like the crater of a volcano, around which are camped tens of thousands of refugees At the Presidio alone are at least twenty thousand.
sunsite.berkeley.edu /London/Writings/Journalism/sfearthquake.html   (2150 words)

 Tsunamis and Earthquakes - 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Tsunami - USGS WCMG
Shortly after the Great San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, a sea level disturbance (tsunami) was recorded at the Presidio tide gauge station in San Francisco (the station is now located nearby at Ft. Point).
This disturbance puzzled Lawson (1908), author of the comprehensive report of the earthquake, and Henry Reid, proponent of the elastic rebound theory of earthquakes, primarily because it appeared as a small and solitary negative amplitude wave.
The results above indicate the tsunami from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake was caused primarily by downdropping of the sea floor north of Lake Merced, between overlapping segments of the San Andreas fault.
walrus.wr.usgs.gov /tsunami/1906.html   (1136 words)

 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
See the ruins of downtown San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906.
On April 18, 1906, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in North America struck San Francisco, California.
The earthquake and the great fire that followed destroyed much of the city of San Francisco.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/ca/sfquake_1   (165 words)

 LiveScience.com - Crumbled Tombstones Lead to New View of 1906 Earthquake
On the morning of April 18, 1906, an earthquake of approximate magnitude 7.8 erupted, with an epicenter near the where the Golden Gate Bridge would later be built.
One of the most interesting ways geologists have measured the intensity of the 1906 earthquake is by visiting rural cemeteries.
The 1906 quake ruptured a much longer stretch of fault (red) than the 1989 temblor.
www.livescience.com /forcesofnature/050422_earthquake_1906.html   (887 words)

 Blended Edu: Digital History: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
While the curse may differ in each garden--Eden had the serpent, Los Angeles has drought, the Midwest has tornadoes, the Gulf Coast has hurricanes, and San Francisco has earthquakes--the results can be catastrophic.
The residents of San Francisco--the Italians of North Beach, the millionaires on Nob Hill, and the Chinese in their underground caverns--all lay in peaceful slumber, unaware of the impending affliction to befall their beloved city.
There are a plethora of history, language arts, or geography resources available on the web to help students learn more about the San Francisco earthquake.
blendededu.com /2006/04/digital-history-1906-san-francisco.html   (377 words)

 San Franciscans mark '06 quake - San Francisco Earthquake 1906 - MSNBC.com
San Franciscans mark the 100th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake.
According to a study released Monday, a repeat of that 1906 temblor would cause 1,800 to 3,400 deaths, damage more than 90,000 buildings, displace as many as 250,000 households and result in $150 billion in damage.
San Jose, which was also hard-hit, has staged a geology exhibit called “It’s Our Fault, Too.” At the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco, an artist sculpted a quivering San Francisco neighborhood in Jell-O. Living on the edge
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/12367239   (859 words)

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