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On April 18, 1906, disaster struck San Francisco. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake ruptured the city, causing over 30 fires which destroyed approximately 25,000 buildings on 490 city blocks. An estimated 3,000 people were killed and 300,000 (of a population of 410,000) were left homeless. Survey the damage for yourself on this aerial panorama taken by George R. Lawrence. (Retronaut)
Image from Retronaut