1906 Earthquake Analysis

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“The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme).” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake “The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake was one of the largest and most significant in Northern California. This is typically referred to as the Great San Francisco Earthquake.The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake and Fire left around 300,000 people homeless and the bay area in despair” https://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-1906-earthquake.html The article "Horrific Wreck of the City" by Fred Hewitt and the article “comprehending the calamity” by Emma Burke have differences on the perspective of the earthquake and they have the same topic and genre.…show more content…
The ground rose and fell like an ocean at receding tide. Then came the crash.” pg 1 This show they were both eye witnesses because in Comprehending the Calamity because Emma Burke was seeing her house fall and in Horrific Wreck of the City talks about how Fred Hewitt was walking and he felt the the earth shake and then heard a big crash. Another way I know this is in “Comprehending the Calamity” By Emma Burke it says “It is impossible to judge the length of that shock. To me it seemed an eternity. I was thrown on my back and the pavement pulsated like a living thing.”pg 1 paragraph 4. Similarly in “Horrific Wreck of the City” By Fred Hewitt “ it says “It is impossible to judge the length of that

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