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Scenes of destruction from The Great Quake.

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Scenes from the aftermath of the deadly 1906 earthquake.

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Follow the events of the 1906 quake and the terrible inferno that followed.

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In 1906, San Francisco was rocked by a massive earthquake and nearly destroyed by its leadership in a single day. See how the disaster unfolded in stages, starting with the 7.9-magnitude earthquake, and ending with one of the worst urban fires in American history. The Great Quake examines the deadly geological forces at play beneath San Francisco's streets as well as the behind-the-scenes political decisions whose catastrophic legacy lives to this day. It's the story of a city and its citizens who survived one of the worst disasters in American history.
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