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Which earthquake was more destructive in terms of loss of life and relative damage costs?

by Red Brick  |  11 years ago

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The 1906 San Francisco earthquake or the 1964 Anchorage earthquake?

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  1. Red Brick
    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake tops this category. It was responsible for 700 deaths versus 114 from the Anchorage earthquake. Property damage in San Francisco was also greater in relative terms due to the destructive fires that destroyed mostly wooden structures of the time.

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