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San Francisco earthquake

disaster claiming many lives and most of city (1906). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443–444]
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The historic 1906 San Francisco earthquake was about 500 times larger than Sunday's temblor.
Adjusted to inflation, the 296-mile long scar of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake would cost up to $60 billion if it occurred today, according to Fireman's Fund.
Chapters address the response phase of emergency management for natural and human-induced events like earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, floods, a flu pandemic, and explosions, including the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 9/11 attacks, and the Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s, and the development of national policies and organizations, including the establishment of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
December 2010 marks the centennial of the landmark California Supreme Court decision that resolved the critical insurance coverage dispute arising from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Lloyd's has a long and storied history in the US insurance market, dating back to before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
The trio of earthquakes are said to have equaled or exceeded the strength of the infamous 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
0 earthquake, about the size of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake that resulted in 3,000 deaths.
Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D is an impressive photographic spectacle about the historic San Francisco Earthquake and is quite like no other treatment of the subject.
marks its 100th anniversary this year, commemorating the origins and notable past of a company that was founded shortly after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
If the mayor's death-toll estimate holds true, it would make Katrina the worst natural disaster in the United States since at least the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, which has been blamed for anywhere from about 500 to 6,000 deaths.
Over in the United States, at the moment it is impossible to put a figure on the death toll caused by Hurricane Katrina, but the thousands which are being mentioned would make this the worst natural disaster in the US since at least the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, which accounted for up to 6,000 lives.
At least 750 Irish migrants are thought to have perished in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent three-day firestorm.