Sf 1906 Quake

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1906 San Francisco Earthquake The San Francisco Earthquake changed many lives of pedestrians whom lived in the city on the day of April 18, 1906. Between 227,000 and 300,000 people were left homeless out of a population of about 410,000. The Army built 5,610 redwood and fir temporary homes to accommodate 20,000 homeless people. The houses were designed by John McLaren, and were grouped in eleven camps, packed close to each other and rented to people for two dollars per month until rebuilding was completed. They were painted olive drab, partly to blend in with the site, and partly because the military had large quantities of olive drab paint on hand. The camps had a peak population of 16,448 people, but by 1907 most people had moved out. The cottages cost on average $100 to put up. The $2 monthly rents went towards the full purchase price of $50. The cottages were 720 sq. ft. (67 m²) and set in rows. The last official refugee camp was closed on June 30, 1908. Property losses from the disaster have been estimated to be more than $400 million. An insurance industry source tallies insured losses at $235 million which is equivalent to $6.08 billion dollars in the present economy. The earthquake struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906. The fault happened to the San Andreas Fault. The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that runs a length of 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault's motion is right-lateral strike-slip at a horizontal motion. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. The magnitude of the earthquake hit an estimate of 7.9. This shake created a major movement felt from Oregon to Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada. The earthquake and a resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst

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