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Today Marks 114 Years Since the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
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Posted on 04/18/2020 7:50:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Saturday marks 114 years since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the Bay Area and beyond.

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed more than 3,000 people and destroyed 28,000 buildings.

The earthquake was felt just after 5 a.m. throughout the Bay Area. The earthquake broke loose less than 30 seconds later, with an epicenter near San Francisco.

Strong shocks lasted from 45 to 60 seconds. The great earthquake was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and even as far as central Nevada.

The earthquake marks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time.


TOPICS: History; Local News; Weather
KEYWORDS: 1906; california; earthquake; sanfrancisco
Video at site.



Was this earthquake caused by Global Warming?

1 posted on 04/18/2020 7:50:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Seems like yesterday.


2 posted on 04/18/2020 7:53:47 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: nickcarraway

The Shaanxi Earthquake of 1556 just said hold my beer.


3 posted on 04/18/2020 7:55:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: FreeperCell

Isn’t this also the anniversary of the Jimmy Doolittle raid on Tokyo?


4 posted on 04/18/2020 7:56:01 PM PDT by Equine1952
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To: nickcarraway

Pelosi remembers it like it was yesterday. She was having ice cream.


5 posted on 04/18/2020 7:59:25 PM PDT by Ben Dover
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To: Ben Dover

“It was a marvelous time! The city thrown into chaos; thousands dead and dying; everyone out of work; and me slurping ice cream (sweet ice cream)! Today. Yesterday. One in the same. Only much bigger this time! And my ice creams now are sooo much sweeter!” Nanzi remenisced.


6 posted on 04/18/2020 8:09:44 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: nickcarraway

I had an Aunt who was six when it happened. We use to sit for hours talking about what she saw. Nice to get it first hand. Really wish I had recorded her. She died at 98 way back when.


7 posted on 04/18/2020 8:12:54 PM PDT by TrumpisRight (It is --> President Trump <--)
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To: Ben Dover

Rocky Road.


8 posted on 04/18/2020 8:13:27 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: nickcarraway

This film was shot maybe 4 days before the earthquake. There was some publicity about it and people were encouraged to drive their cars down to Market Street to show them off. This clip has sound added. There are several types of street cars—cable cars, electric trolley cars and horse-drawn streetcars shown. Automobiles pedestrians, horse-drawn carrages, even a guy on horseback. Also the rules of the road weren’t quite set in stone.

At the very end, when the cable car gets to the Embarcadero, there’s a man with a long beard. He could have been a ‘49er back in the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q5Nur642BU&t=20s&frags=pl%2Cwn


9 posted on 04/18/2020 8:18:04 PM PDT by hanamizu
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To: nickcarraway

Gee what a milestone, how could we forget


10 posted on 04/18/2020 8:27:14 PM PDT by nevadapatriot
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To: nickcarraway

Locals refer to it as The Fire - did much more damage than the quake did...


11 posted on 04/18/2020 8:55:46 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: nickcarraway

A large part of the peninsula moved 8 feet north in 2 minutes. That’s what all the shaking was about.


12 posted on 04/18/2020 9:04:27 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: decal

I’ve heard some people call it the “Ham and Eggs Fire.”

Apparently someone tried to cook breakfast after the quake, but there was a large crack in the chimney.

Some have claimed that this was the source of the Great Fire.


13 posted on 04/18/2020 9:05:54 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm triggered by liberals and other assorted moonbats.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lottie’s Fountain. Met there many times. In 1987 we met with five survivors in the early, chilly morning. Amazing. I’ll never forget the history teacher who led the morning event while wearing a top hat, tails and a walking cane. The Catholic Giamotti lent loans without interest to struggling families and workers which gave Bank of America tons of credit with consumers. Today, B of A has lost it’s credit with consumers by supporting anti-Catholic groups and punishing innocent consumers with massive fees.

In other news, President Trump gave another bold speech today and I am convinced that he is protected by God and by the finest military.


14 posted on 04/18/2020 9:06:11 PM PDT by Falconspeed
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To: hanamizu

Thanks. That is amazing footage!


15 posted on 04/18/2020 9:35:58 PM PDT by willk (A bias news media is not a free press.)
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To: decal

The earthquake ruptured SF’s gas and water mains which started fires that then became impossible to fight.

Writers described walking through neighborhoods where all seemed normal except that they were ultimately doomed to the advancing fires. Dynamite “was lavishly used” to attempt to create corridors across which the fires could not pass, but they did, and the city burned following “a mere thirty seconds’ twitching of the Earth’s crust”.

Preachers called the SF fire a manifestation of God’s wrath against man’s sinful pride. They would say the same a few years later with the sinking of the Titanic.


16 posted on 04/18/2020 11:00:38 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: nickcarraway

When my parents lived there in 1963, they could have talked to someone who remembered that event first-hand.

Time marches on.


17 posted on 04/19/2020 12:08:56 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: BradyLS; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

LOL!


18 posted on 04/19/2020 10:57:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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