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The Great San Francisco Earthquake
Resources on the Great San Francisco Earthquake

Learn more about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the science and history of earthquakes and the history of San Francisco at these Web sites.


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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/earthquakeandfire/splash.html

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire This outstanding online exhibit from the University of California, Berkeley's Bancroft Library walks the visitor through five virtual "rooms" of photographs, other memorabilia, and descriptions of turn-of-the-century San Francisco, the earthquake, the fire, the aftermath and relief efforts, and reconstruction. The site features an interactive map of the city linked to many photographs of damage in locations throughout the city, as well as a 360-degree panorama of the ruined city constructed from a collage of individual photographs.

The Great Shake: San Francisco, 1906
http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/index.html

The Great Shake: San Francisco, 1906 This gripping narrative of the earthquake, from San Francisco's Exploratorium museum, features generous selections from firsthand accounts of the disaster and photographs of the damage. It covers the quake and the first three days of the aftermath.

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/info/1906/

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake A site from the U.S. Geological Survey takes a detailed look at the geology and seismology of the earthquake, including a comparison with the seismogram of the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, as measured 5,600 miles away in Göttingen, Germany.

The Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire
http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/06.html

The Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire This site from the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco includes a timeline of the quake and the first five days of the aftermath, a register of names of people affected by the earthquake, photographs, newspaper clippings, eyewitness accounts, and other documents.


History Sites | Photos & Film | And More


In addition to the Bancroft Library, these three sites all offer excellent collections of photographs of earthquake damage:

Panoramic Photographs: San Francisco
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/pan:@field(SUBJ+@od1
(California--San+Francisco+))

Panoramic Photographs: San Francisco Ninety-one fascinating panoramas of San Francisco from the Library of Congress's American Memory project. Look near the top of the list for pictures of the earthquake aftermath.

Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/sfhome.html

Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire Screen 26 silent movies of San Francisco dating from 1897 to 1916, from the Library of Congress's American Memory project.


History Sites | Photos & Film | And More


Earthquake Hazards Program
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Earthquake Hazards Program The U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program provides detailed scientific information about current earthquakes.

San Francisco in Jell-O
http://www.lizhickok.com/01city.html

San Francisco in Jell-O During a quake, Bay area residents might well feel their environment is made out of Jell-O. San Francisco-based artist Elizabeth Hickok built a colorful model of the city entirely out of colored gelatin.

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