The San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906

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At approximately 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a powerful earthquake ripped through the city of San Francisco. Roadways rose and fell like ocean waves. Crumbling walls and chimneys rained glass and bricks onto sidewalks and streets, and crowded rooming houses suddenly vanished into heaps of splintered wood. Yet San Francisco's ordeal had only begun. The violent trembling of the ground had hardly stilled when dozens of fires sparked by damaged chimneys and severed gas lines ignited throughout the stricken city. By April 21st, the fires were finally brought under control, but the city had lost nearly 30,000 buildings to the earthquake and ensuing blazes, half of its population was homeless, and some 3,000 were dead. Until Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, the San Francisco calamity of 1906 was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
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display_description Provides an account of the devastating earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, and the resulting fires that left the city in ruins, tells how survivors coped with the disaster, discusses the rebuilding effort, and looks at what researchers have learned about earthquakes and how to predict them since the 1906 event.
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subject_facet Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century, Fires -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century, San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
title_display The San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906
title_full The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, The San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 / Louise Chipley Slavicek
title_short The San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906
topic_facet Earthquakes, Fires, History, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906, Young Adult Nonfiction