Earthquakes. Shanese Breitkreitz. 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. The Great San Francisco Earthquake is also known as The Great Quake and Fire, and The Great Shake .
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It caused extreme damage to parking structures and freeway overpasses. At the California State University, a 2500-car parking garage collapsed. The quake also caused landslides in the Santa Susana Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains, and western San Gabrial Mountains. The slides blocked roads and damaged water line, along with homes.
The quake lasted for about 10 – 20 seconds. Since the San Fernando earthquake in 1971, the Northridge earthquake was the worst in the LA basin.