Disaster By the Bay: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Published: July 23, 2012.
Over 3,000 dead. Buildings shaken to the ground. A city, surrounded by water, burnt to the ground. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was one of the most destructive natural disasters the world has ever known.
In the aftermath of the Earthquake, authorities learned the hard way that the city was vastly unprepared for any disaster.