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1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Various resources on the 18 April 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Do You Have a 1906 Earthquake Story?
Share your old family stories about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
The Great San Francisco Earthquake was the stuff of legend, but it really happened.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Landmarks Today
Structures surviving from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires.

San Francisco Earthquake Pictures
Jennifer Rosenberg, 20th Century History Guide, presents a large gallery of contemporary photographs from 1906.

Six Books on California Earthquakes
Six great books (and one lousy one) on the earthquakes of California and the faults that breed them.

1906 + Today: The Earthquake Blend
Photographer Shawn Clover merges old photos from the great quake and new shots from the exact same spots to create uncanny blended images that erase time. This is part II; look for the link to part I.

Collection of the Bancroft Library
The West's premier historical library serves thousands of photos, maps and documents pertaining to the 1906 quake.

Panorama of San Francisco After the 1906 Quake
This large photo (2100 by 400 pixels) looking east from the corner of Pine and Grant streets shows the utter destruction left behind after the quake and fire. From the National Archives panoramas collection.

Virtual Tour of the 1906 Earthquake
The U.S. Geological Survey produced a bunch of great Google Earth tours about the earthquake.

The 1906 Quake 100 Years Later
What if the same earthquake happened in 2006? The San Francisco Chronicle's Matthew Stannard presents a masterful picture, well worth reading by Bay Area residents.

Oakland Tribune on 1906
Across the bay, Oakland absorbed thousands of quake refugees and became their new home. The Oakland Trib focuses here, the East Bay, and also on the San Mateo Peninsula south of the big city.

Earthquakes -- ContraCostaTimes.com
The East Bay newspaper has a suite of articles focusing on this part of the Bay region.

Earthquakes: San Jose Mercury News
The South Bay's leading paper has special content for the centennial.

1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance
Master site for all events connected with the hundred-year observance of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Jack London on the 1906 Quake
Jack London wrote of his experience for Collier's in May 1906: "Not in history has a modern imperial city been so completely destroyed."

State Earthquake Investigation Commission Preliminary Report, May 1906
A mere month after the 1906 earthquake, Andrew Lawson produced this remarkable summary for Governor Pardee.

Source Study of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
This article from the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America in 1993 applied modern methods to the old evidence, bringing new precision to studies of this historic event.

"The 1906 Earthquake and a Century of Progress"
In the pages of GSA Today, seismologist Mary Lou Zoback presents a scientific summary of the great quake and what we've learned in the century since.

San Francisco, 1906
The Museum of the City of San Francisco has a thorough online exhibit.

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
A big USGS site about the Big One.

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