1906 04 18 USA - TREMBLEMENT de TERRE - SAN FRANCISCO
Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street
San Francisco 1906 Earthquake - The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result of the quake and fires, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.
The earthquake and...
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