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1906 San Franisco Earthquake by Zara

Devastation of the San Francisco Earthquake

San Francisco Earthquake Damage

An Earthquake is shaking of the earth's crust. An earthquake is caused by a break in the rock underground. On April 18th,1906,Wednesday at 5:12 a.m , a one minute earthquake hit the San Fransico area. Instantly, there were about 28,000 buildings destroyed. Fires occured from broken gas lines & stoves that had fallen and broken from the earth shaking. Water mains broke which meant that there was no water for people to drink or bathe. About 700-3,000 people were killed and half of San Fransico's population was left homeless. After a while, there were about 2 tsumanis after the quake.

Credits: Picture 1: http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/sci_nat_san_francisco_earthquake___1906/img/1.jpg Information: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081022112804AAyeNVl Map of San Fran: http://geology.com/earthquake/map/san-francisco-1906-560.gif Information Resources: http://history1900s.about.com/cs/sfearthquake/p/sfquake.htm http://earthquake.usgs.gov.regional/nca/1906/18april/index.php

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