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Earthquake San Francisco- 1906

On the morning 12 past 5:00 San Francisco suffered a major earthquake that killed 3000 people, the earthquake lasted for about 40 seconds and was recorded at 8.3 on the Richter Scale. People ran from there houses and some stayed inside the buildings and were crushed. The p ....

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.... that was 120km east of the rupture showed no damage. Scientists found out that the earthquake originated north of Oregon and south to Los Angeles a total of 1170 Km. Knowing now that buildings could not withstand a earthquake with unreiforced brick, the new San Francisco would have buildings that can handle major earthquakes by constructing them so that they sway back and fourth rather than just simply crumbling to the ground killing people. The San Andreas fault is formed by the Pacific plate sliding north and the North American plate running South. The two slide togethe ....

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