2/2 Natural Disasters » 1906 San Francisco 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 death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire is the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California’s history. [X] [X]