An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.
Lotta Crabtree was a major singer-actress in the earning up to a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million. She donated a fountain to San Fran at Market & Kearny where people meet to mark the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.
A huge whirlpool traps a boat in a harbour near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, north eastern Japan. The vortex, which lasted several hours, formed as water drained away after the tsunami and channels on the sea bed created the spinning water
Japan Black with muck scoured from the harbor, the first tsunami wave pours over a seawall in Miyako, carrying vans and boats. Japan's defenses were no match for waves far higher than scientists had predicted