Shortly after the Great San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, a sea level disturbance (tsunami) was recorded at the Presidio tide gauge station in San Francisco (the station is now located nearby at Ft. Point). The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck on April 18 with an estimated magnitude of 7.8. Because Lawson’s (1908) reports of the 1906 earthquake effects are so extensive, it is relatively straightforward to correlate these effects and arrange them into a self-consistent intensity scale. Stamp: 1c: Publisher: The Pacific Novelity Company, Publishers: Size (approx. Similar to, except in size, with G4364.S5E73 1908 .P8. San Fransisco Earthquake -1908.
The earthquake that shook San Francisco in 1906 killed over 3,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, and a year later, the city's infrastructure remained in shambles. The 1908 Lawson Report is considered the definitive document describing the Great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its effects. San Francisco,CA (California) County: San Francisco: Type/Era: Postcard, Divided Back: Postmark / Cancel: 1908 Jan-3 San Francisco Cal.

Inset: Map of San Francisco showing relative size and position of burned area. Shows burned area of 4 square miles. The ruins and smoke after the San Francisco Earthquake of May 1906. Following the quake, nearly half the population was left homeless and the resulting fires (which lasted for three days) destroyed nearly 30,000 buildings. Today, the Presidio houses two of these earthquake cottages. ): 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm) Categories: US State & Town Views/California/San Francisco More Topics/Disasters/1906 San Francisco Earthquake

An Unusual Tsunami. The building was designed by William Curlett and built in 1908 by James D. Phelan on the place of the first, original Phelan Building, damaged by the 1906 earthquake and fire. The process of fitting this scale to Richter’s (1958) Modified Mercalli Scale is more difficult. After paying off their new home, the owners were required to move their cottages from the camps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. It is a San Francisco Designated Landmark. Oriented with north toward the lower right. ... Timothy Mcveigh Vintage Pictures Old Pictures Old Photos San Francisco City San Francisco California Us History American History Tectonique Des Plaques. Fascinating Facts About San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake ‘San Francisco is gone’, wrote Jack London in his first-hand account of the great 1906 earthquake that toppled San Francisco .