On the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 1906 an earthquake struck the City of San Francisco at 5:12 according to seismograph records. It was remembered as especially violent and everyone in the vicinity woke up to white dust in the air from fallen debris. As remembered by a bystander of the event, “I was awakened by a very severe shock of earthquake. The shaking was so violent that it nearly threw me out of bed... As soon as it was over I got up and went to the window, and saw the street filled with a white dust.” (Stetson, 21.) The strong shaking lasted from 45 to 60 seconds which were felt as far north as southern Oregon and past Los Angeles in the south. The water supply became shut off by the earthquake and then when fires broke out all ove...
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