April 1906: the aftermath of a disaster

A massive earthquake hit San Francisco, USA on the 18th of April, 1906. The fires that it sparked lasted days and devastated the city.

This image shows the community rallying together in the middle of the destruction.

5 Times San Francisco Was Almost Destroyed

On April 18, 1906, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States shook San Francisco. Though the quake was bad, 80 percent of the city was destroyed by the fires

The San Francisco Earthquake

An earthquake hit San Francisco on the 18th of April, 1906. Amongst the buildings damaged or destroyed was the famous Fairmont Hotel, which was gutted by a fire following the quake.

It is photographed below after the damage was done.


fairmont2 The Fairmont San Francisco View from Jackson & Mason Streets after the 1906 Fire