Historic Earthquakes

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

Damage Photos

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Ground slumping tilted a row of two-story buildings in San Francisco, CA, during April 18, 1906, earthquake.

Photo of earthquake
The new stone-faced library at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, was destroyed by the San Francisco, CA, earthquake. (photograph by W.C. Mendenhall)

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Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.