The Great Shake: San Francisco 1906 1906

And at the same moment, in another part of the city, future police commissioner Jesse Cook reported that:
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The whole street was undulating. It was

as if the waves of the ocean were coming toward me, and billowing as they came."





Faultline © 1999, Exploratorium

Photo credit: Steinbrugge Collection, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley