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When did the 1906 San Francisco earthquake happen?

April 18, 1906, 5:12 AM GMT-8

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Besides, how did the 1906 San Francisco earthquake happen?

On the morning of April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake shook San Francisco, California. Though the quake lasted less than a minute, its immediate impact was disastrous. The earthquake also ignited several fires around the city that burned for three days and destroyed nearly 500 city blocks.

Secondly, was there a tsunami in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake? An Unusual Tsunami Shortly after the Great San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, a sea level disturbance (tsunami) was recorded at the Presidio tide gauge station in San Francisco (the station is now located nearby at Ft. Point).

In this way, how long did the 1906 earthquake last?

45 to 60 seconds

When was the great San Francisco earthquake?

April 18, 1906

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