San Francisco 1906 earthquake and fire
In 1906, a large earthquake struck San Francisco, California killing approximately 3000 people and starting a fire which burned about 4.7 square miles of cityscape. . The earthquake originated on the San Andreas fault, which continues to threaten major Californian cities. It was the worst disaster to ever strike America.
The second largest earthquake to affect San Francisco, the Loma Prieta Earthquake, struck in 1989, causing damage to the city and surrounding areas.
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