Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hundred Year Anniversary of San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

On this day 100 years ago a 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit the city of San Francisco. The Library of Congress highlights this event in their "Today in History" series. You can also see motion pictures of San Francisco before and after in "Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916." Finally, to learn more about the causes and map of the quake take a look at the US Geological Survey's "The Great 1906 Earthquake, 100 years later." This site has a variety of maps, photographs, and essays.

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