The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
A WIP Designed for Ms. Mooney's 6th Grade Class

Have you ever felt an earthquake?  Can you imagine what it would have felt like if it was 10 times stronger?  How about 100 times stronger? 

In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, people in San Francisco did not have to use their imaginations - they lived it!  What do the following pictures tell us about their experience?

Valencia Hotel

San Francisco Fire

Valencia 2

What if a similar earthquake happened in San Diego?

All photos are from

nisee National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
University of California, Berkeley