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EPS 20 1906quake 0911 - 22:16 Why so devastating Fire...

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Unformatted text preview: 22:16 Why so devastating? Fire caused more damage than quake Knew there would be big fire but nobody did anything abt it Beginning of modern seismology due to data collected Nothing left on the blocks • all buildings were wooden or dynamited to stop fire from spreading • Gunpowder to blow up building • Caused sparks which started more fires Steel frame buildings survived Earthquake history prior to 1906 1836 – Hayward Fault epicenter near Oakland (before population of east bay) 1836 – San Andreas Fault epicenter near San Mateo (1849 start population) 1865 – San Andreas Fault epicenter near Santa Cruz Masonry buildings collapse and rain bricks on street – still haven’t fixed prob 1868 – Hayward Fault, epicenter near Hayward – report requested but no record (developers wanted to get people to move from East to West coast – covering the...
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