The 1906 San Francisco EarthquakeThe 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the city on April 18, 1906, with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and maximum Mercalli intensity of XI. It devastated the Golden Gate Bridge and the neighboring Peninsula. The quake was the most damaging to the city to date. While there were many casualties, many more were injured. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, but the disaster did leave a lasting impression on the people of the Bay Area. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake left an untold amount of destruction in its path. The initial death toll was estimated to be as high asRead More →