Unformatted text preview: One of the most famous earthquakes in US history is-The San Francisco earthquake (Richter magnitude of 7.8) of 1906 struck at 5:12 A.M. on Weds. April 18th .-The earthquake and resulting fire is estimated to have killed more than 3000 people-Most victims burned to death while trapped in collapsed buildings-The quake was caused by a rupture on the San Andreas Fault (a transform fault) that runs from the Gulf of California to San Francisco The San Andreas Fault is a transform fault that connects the east Pacific rise and the Juan de Fuca Ridge...
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course GEOS 1004 taught by Professor Aksinha during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '08