Tragic Photographs of Disasters that Occurred Before 1920
We're used to photos and video footage of disasters almost as soon as they happen, but the relative permanence of these disaster photographs forces us to truly reflect on the destruction and tragedy that once occurred, even though it all happened decades ago.
Prince William Sound, Alaska - 9.2 Earthquake, March 27, 1964. 2nd largest earthquake in the world.This great earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15), and caused $311 million in property loss.
Anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake
I get the Writer's Almanac emailed to me each day. Today it has a description of the 1906 earthquake that happened right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've read many accounts about it ... but this one had so many shocking bits to it. Read it and see if you don't learn some new things. Kinda reminded me of Katrina in New Orleans. It was on this day in 1906 that one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States occurred: the San Francisco earthquake. The shaking…