18 April 2009
103 YEARS AGO IN SAN FRANCISCO
today marks the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake that devastated san francisco. the earthquake ruptured the northern third of the san andreas fault for a distance of 296 miles, displacing the surface as much as 20 feet. the quake ruptured gas mains, causing over 30 fires which destroyed 25,000 buildings on 490 city blocks.