April 18th, 1906: The Great San Francisco earthquake  decimates the city killing thousands.

April The Great San Francisco earthquake decimates the city killing thousands. Remember earth do this all the time.

Devastation in SF after the 1906 quake

The ruins of San Francisco, still smoldering after the 1906 earthquake, taken from the tower of the Union Ferry Building. Market Street between Sacramento and Third Streets. (Courtesy of the National Archives)

Looking Down Sacramento Street (San Francisco,1906)    This photo was taken on April 18th, 1906. It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.

San-Francisco -fire-Sacramento Street, Looking Down Sacramento Street; this photo was taken on April It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

In Photos: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

A gallery of historical images from the quake and fire that ravaged the city 100 years ago this month.

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

"City Hall:1906", The tower of San Francisco City Hall after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire.

San Francisco, April 1906 / What Remained of City Hall after the Devastating Earthquake & Fire

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