Earthquake in San Francisco in 1906

Earthquake in San Francisco in 1906 was a great earthquake disaster that hit San Francisco and northern California coast at 05:12 local time, Wednesday, April 18 1906th The most accepted theory regarding the quake strength suggests a moment magnitude of 7.8, ranging from 7.7 to 8.3, however, suggested epicenter was offshore, about three miles from the city. There were houses and buildings that collapsed in about 3 days, and a total of 28 000 houses were razed.
But it was not just the earthquake that destroyed the city, but there was also a lot of heavy fire as a result of the earthquake. The disaster claimed about 1000 casualties, and more than a quarter of a million people homeless, damage estimated at equivalent to 10.5 billion.
There were about 3,000 white people who died during the earthquake (they never counted those with other skin colors who also died), and most fires are started by people who set fire to his own house (because they had insurance against fires and not against earthquakes ) and not the earthquake itself

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