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On Ap , an earthquake and subsequent fires devastated San Francisco, California, leaving more than 3, people dead and destroying more t San Francisco earthquake of , a major earthquake and fire that destroyed s buildings and killed more than 3, people. The shaking was felt from Los Angeles in the south to Coos Bay, Oregon, in the north. Damage was severe in San Francisco and in other towns situated near the San . Over the years the earth has moved many times under San Francisco. But it has been thirty-eight years since the last strong earthquake. People have forgotten how bad it can be. But soon they will remember. Based on actual events of the San Francisco earthquake and told from the alternating perspectives of two young friends, the earth dragon awakes chronicles the thrilling story of /5(6). What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? On Ap , at a.m., an earthquake ripped through the city of San Francisco. It lasted only forty-seven seconds. But it tore apart hundreds of buildings and streets. Many people were killed in their beds when their houses collapsed. More were injured and would die s:
A page booklet-style Reading Response Journal based upon "I Survived The San Francisco Earthquake, " by Lauren Tarshis. * Follow the Common Core Standards * This is a page booklet-style Reading Response Journal which is designed to follow students throughout the entire book. This is the third book in Philip Fradkin's trilogy on earthquakes. The first two are Magnitude 8: Earthquakes and Life Along the San Andreas Fault (California, ) and Wildest Alaska: Journeys of Great Peril in Lituya Bay (California, ).Fradkin, who has lived adjacent to the San Andreas Fault for thirty years, is also the author of the acclaimed A River No More (California, ) and The 4/5(2). On the morning of Ap , an earthquake measuring on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco. At the Palace Hotel, opera star Enrico Caruso fled, half dressed, into the street; John Barrymore searched through the chaos for a bar where he could get a whiskey; orphans screamed for parents crushed to death in their beds/5. "In , San Francisco endured one of the most devastating earthquakes to strike the United States. Within a matter of seconds, the city was thrown into chaos as the earth split open and buildings toppled over. As the dust settled, people quickly realized that the nightmare was not over. Massive fires had developed throughout San Francisco.5/5(1).
Leo Ross is an year-old orphan living in San Francisco in He sells newspapers and thinks often of his dead father. Leo never met his grandfather, but Papa used to tell stories of Grandpop’s adventures while crossing the United States at age Leo keeps a piece of gold in his pocket that Grandpop found when he first came to California. A lethal mix of natural disaster, dangerously flawed construction, and reckless human actions devastated San Francisco in and New Orleans in Eighty percent of the built environments of both cities were destroyed in the catastrophes, and the poor, the elderly, and the medically infirm were disproportionately among the thousands who. In , San Francisco endured one of the most devastating earthquakes to strike the United States. Within a matter of seconds, the city was thrown into chaos as the earth split open and buildings toppled over. As the dust settled, people quickly realized that the nightmare was not over. Massive fires had developed throughout San Francisco.3/5(1). The San Francisco Earthquake: A Minute-by-Minute Account of the Disaster - Kindle edition by Thomas, Gordon, Morgan-Witts, Max. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The San Francisco Earthquake: A Minute-by-Minute Account of the s: