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Earthquake in San Francisco - It was on this day, April 18, in the year 1906 that a major 7.8 earthquake hit San Francisco. The event led to a "Perfect Storm" of a disaster. The earthquake destroyed a large number of buildings in the city. The earthquake also broke natural gas lines, which led to fires which burned for four days.

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San Francisco after the earthquake…

Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906 >>>> The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Devastating fires broke out in the city that lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.

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