Thursday, October 20, 2011

san francisco earthquake

  • Question:-What effects did the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and?
    What effects did the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the great chicago firehave on long range city planning?

    i have to write a paper on this so as much info you have will be appreciated. thanks

    Answer:-Quit building on reclaimed land, quit building wooden buildings and keep cows out of the city.
  • Question:-Examples of San Francisco 1906 earthquake amateur photographers?
    I am looking for examples (eg digital archival images) showing amateurs taking photographs in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It's claimed this was one of the first disasters to be documented heavily by amateur photographers ... I want to see some images of these people "at work". Also interested in images of the 'quake and fire taken specifically by amateurs.
    Please note specific requirements. I'm after images specifically of or by amateur photographers. Specific links would be appreciated. I have already conducted general searches myself, but I'm hoping someone has some specific leads to help answer my question.

    Answer:-I have been collecting SF Earthquake negatives for about 10 years now. It was heavily documented by amateurs.

    Enter "earthquake" "negative" and search closed auctions. You can usually find a few.
  • Question:-Who was the interim fire chief during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake?
    I am doing a research paper on the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and I was wondering who the alternate fire chief was. I know that the original one, Dennis T. Sullivan, was killed during the initial quake, but nowhere does it say who filled in for him. Can you help me out?

    Answer:-The sheriff was appointed as interim fire chief. Here is a link. Scroll down to find him.
  • Question:-How long did it take to clean up after the 1906 san francisco earthquake?
    I was just looking up natural disasters and was looking at one of the world's most well known disaster of the 1906 earthquake that rock san francisco that claimed 3,000 lives.
    I was just wondering how long did it take for the city too clean up and shape like it has today?

    Answer:-We know it as the "earthquake and fire," since it was the fire that destroyed the city, not the quake itself.

    It was pretty much rebuilt by 1915, when the Pacific Exposition was held. Fun fact: the site of the Exposition was built on landfill from the rubble that was cleaned up; and that's the same area where the houses collapsed in the 1989 earthquake, when the landfill liquefacted.
  • Question:-If the LA earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale and the magnitude of the San Francisco earthq?
    If the LA earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale and the magnitude of the San Francisco earthquake had a magnitude 35 times as intense as the LA earthquake, what is the magnitude of the San Francisco earthquake?

    Answer:-It's 6.5 + log(35) which equals 8.

    Logarithm of 35 is about 1.5. It is the exponent of 10 which will yield 35. Or 10^1.5 = 35 (roughly)
  • Question:-How was the San Francisco Earthquake delt with (1989)?
    I'm doing a project and I was wondering how was the San Francisco Earthquake of 1989 delt with and what were the steps taking buy the community to rebuilt it?

    Answer:-The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89 and the World Series Quake, was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area of California on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. Caused by a slip along the San Andreas Fault, the earthquake lasted approximately 15 seconds and measured 6.9 on the moment magnitude scale (surface-wave magnitude 7.1).[1] The quake killed 67 people throughout northern California, injured 3,757 people and left more than 12,000 people homeless.
  • Question:-Do you think there will be another Huge earthquake in San Francisco this year?
    Long ago I read about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The article said that scientists believed that a major earthquake is prone to happen every 100 years. This year is Its centennial, do u think its gonna happen?

    Answer:-I have noticed that earthquakes seem to occur after a wetter than normal rainy season. So, don't be surprised.
  • Question:-The 1906 San Francisco earthquake had a magnitude of 8.3 on the Richter scale. At the same time in South Ameri?
    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake had a magnitude of 8.3 on the Richter scale. At the same time in South America, there was an earthquake with magnitude 4.1 that caused only minor damage. How many times more intense was the San Francisco earthquake than the South American one?

    Be sure to provide examples in your answers and to add correct and relevant information.

    Answer:-The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale.
    That is, the intensity of an earthquake is proportional to 10^R where R is the Richter scale magnitude of the earthquake.

    Comparing the San Francisco earthquake with the South American one, the intensities were in the ratio:
    10^8.3 / 10^4.1 = 10^(8.3-4.1) = 10^4.2 = 15849 = approx. 16000 to two significant figures.

    Answer: the San Francisco earthquake was about 16000 times more intense than the South American one.
  • Question:-What if San Francisco earthquake of 1906 never happened?
    I need couple sentences on this question from history.
    If San Francisco earthquake never happened....

    Answer:-My grandparents would not have had to go live with a relative (grandmother's sister) in Oakland, and my father would not as a result have told my mother that if she ever saw this relative coming down their street, she was to either shoot her or call the police.
    Seriously, what effect? SF would not have been mostly burned down and needed to be rebuilt. I suppose this led to greater interest in earthquakes and geology in the USA, and perhaps improved building codes in California.
  • Question:-timeline for the san francisco earthquake of 1906?
    what are some things in history that happened after the san francisco earthquake of 1906 as a result of this earthquake? such as advances in technology and such? i need dates with them too.

    Answer:-This would be your best resource, from the Utah Geological Survey:

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