1868 San Francisco Earthquake

The 1868 Hayward earthquake occurred in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 21. With an estimated moment magnitude of 6.3–6.7 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), it was the most recent large earthquake to occur on the Hayward Fault Zone. It caused significant damage and a number of deaths throughout the region, and was known as the “Great San Francisco earthquake” prior to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

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Effect of Earthquake in San Francisco, 21 Oct. 1868.

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Effect of Earthquake in San Francisco, 21 Oct. 1868.

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Effect of Earthquake in San Francisco, 21 Oct. 1868.

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Effect of Earthquake in San Francisco, 21 Oct. 1868.

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Effect of Earthquake in San Francisco, 21 Oct. 1868.

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Earthquake scene Oct. 21, 1868, San Francisco.

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18. Flour Mill at Hayward’s, Alameda Co. Destroyed by Earthquake Oct. 21st, 1868.

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13. Court House at San Leandro-Destroyed by Earthquake, Oct. 21st, 1868.

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985. Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Market and First Sts.

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Effect of Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, San Francisco.

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