April 18, 2006

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

photo courtesy LearnCalifornia.Org

On April 18, 1906, just after 5 AM, the peaceful slumber of the citizens of San Francisco was shattered forever.  A masssive earthquake, still one of the largest ever recorded, crippled the entire region.  The quake was felt hundreds of miles away, and nearly burned the entire city of San Francisco to the ground.

More on the "great quake":
The Beeb
SF Museum

Posted by caltechgirl at April 18, 2006 10:20 AM | TrackBack

I wish that I had the time to spout about how stupid the laws of SF are because of that fire...you know what I mean, as I have told you about the laws that were enacted after it...

Posted by: Darling Husband at April 18, 2006 12:04 PM

San Francisco's awesome.

Posted by: Andrew Winthrop Cunningham III at April 18, 2006 01:22 PM

Wow. Glad I don't have to worry about earthquakes!

Posted by: vw bug at April 18, 2006 05:01 PM