Mega Disasters: San Francisco Earthquake

HISTORY CHANNEL – Tuesday 17 April, 10.30pm

At the dawn of the 20th century, San Francisco was the place to be; a hub of trade and travel, business and banking. Located just to the east of the San Andreas Fault, the bay area is interlaced with eight major earthquake-producing faults. We examine the cataclysmic earthquake that struck on April 18, 1906 when the city jolted for 50 seconds, the earth split for 270 miles, and a resulting firestorm raged for three days. Amazing photographs document the city’s destruction and efforts to rebuild.

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