Historic Earthquakes

San Francisco, California
1906 04 18 13:12:21 UTC
Magnitude 7.8

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Hibernia bank building. San Francisco. 1906.

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Wrecked house built of concrete floors, University Avenue, Palo Alto.

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City Hall, San Francisco, April 20, 1906.

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The Agassiz statue, Stanford University, California. April 1906.

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The Great Arch at Stanford University, California. April 1906.

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Gymnasium, Stanford University, California. April 1906.

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East side of Howard Street near Seventeenth Street, San Francisco. All houses shifted toward the left. The tall house dropped from its south foundation wall and leaned against its neighbor. San Francisco County, California. 1906.

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Photos from the Earth Science Photographs from the U.S. Geological Survey Library, by Joseph K. McGregor and Carl Abston, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21, 1995.