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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake

The grandeur of citywide reconstruction schemes required investment from Eastern monetary sources, hence the spin and de-emphasis of the earthquake, the promulgation of the tough new building codes, and subsequent reputation sensitive actions such as the official low death toll. One of the more famous and ambitious ...

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/earthquakes/famous.htm

Famous Earthquakes These are some of history's most notable — and devastating — earthquakes. San Francisco, California: April 18, 1906 (Magnitude : About 8) In response to growing forces on the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, a horizontal slip amounting to several yards occurred suddenly at 5:12 A.M. local ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/11/10-most-powerful-earthquakes-history

Mar 11, 2011 ... 22 May 1960 – Chile. Magnitude 9.5. The world's most powerful earthquake left 4,485 people dead and injured and 2 million homeless after it struck southern Chile in 1960. The port of Puerto Saavedra was destroyed in the ensuing tsunami , which caused $550m worth of damage in Chile and killed a ...

www.earthquakefacts.net/Earthquake-History.html

A look at famous earthquakes throughout history including the Great San Francisco quake and the Kanto earthquake.

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/1906calif/18april

The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Today, its importance comes more from the wealth of scientific knowledge derived from it than from its sheer size. Rupturing the northernmost 296 miles (477 kilometers) of the San Andreas fault from northwest of San ...

content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1953425,00.html

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Japan, producing a destructive tsunami that swept through several coastal areas. TIME takes a look at some of history's most unforgiving earthquakes...

www.nbcnews.com/id/42029974/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/top-deadliest-earthquakes-history

A look at the worst earthquakes in recorded history, in loss of human life. (The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsumani that affected eastern Japan is not included because the fatalities caused, about 15,000, are fewer than those resulting from the temblors listed below.) Sources: United States Geological Survey, ...

www.universetoday.com/39193/famous-earthquakes

Sep 5, 2009 ... Earthquakes are among the most devastating forces of nature. What we have are seven of the world's most famous earthquakes, chronologically listed below. Not all included here are necessarily the strongest (in terms of magnitude) but they made the headlines when they hit. Here they are: ...

www.almanac.com/content/famous-earthquakes-history

Alaska's “Good Friday” Earthquake. At 10:36 p.m., March 27, 1964 one hour and ten minutes after the full of the moon which was crossing the Equator from the northern hemisphere to the southern (a time of heavy earthquake probability), Anchorage and other cities of Alaska experienced a temblor of from 8.2 to 8.7 ...