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1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Article

Earthquake, Fire department, US army

Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street Major earthquake struck San Francisco, California, and the coast of Northern California on Wednesday, April 18 1906 at 5:12am. The main shock epicenter occurred offshore about 2 miles (3 km) from the city, near Mussel...

Rebuilding San Francisco following the 1906 Earthquake Article

Earthquake, Rebuild, Daniel Burnham

Ruins of Hibernia Bank Building, Market and Jones Streets, after the 1906 Earthquake Almost immediately after the quake re-planning and reconstruction plans were hatched to quickly rebuild the city. One of the more famous and ambitious plans, proposed before the fire, came from famed urban planner,...

1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake Article

Earthquake, Oakland Bay Bridge

The Loma Prieta earthquake (also known as the Quake of '89) struck the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989 at 5:04pm local time. Caused by a slip along the San Andreas Fault, the temblor lasted 10-15 seconds and measured 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale (surface-wave magnitude 7.1) or 6.9...

Nob Hill Article

San Francisco neighborhoods, Nob Hill, Earthquake, Hotels

Nob Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, centered on the intersection of California and Powell streets. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills". The actual peak of Nob Hill lies slightly to the northwest, approximately at the intersection of Jones and...

War Memorial Opera House Article

Culture, Earthquake, Opera, Ballet, Buildings

The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco is located on the western side of Van Ness Avenue across from the rear facade of City Hall. It is part of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. The house has 3.146 seats plus 200 standing room places. It has been the home of the...

California Academy of Sciences Article

Museum, Science, Golden Gate Park, Earthquake, Planetarium

The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavours of the museum during the twentieth...