18 Apr 1946 — Paris, France
18 Apr 1906 — San Francisco, California, USA
At 5:12 A.M. on April 18, 1906, a massive earthquake shook San Francisco, California. The quake lasted less than a minute, but its consequences were devastating. In addition to the damage from the earthquake itself, several fires broke out around the city, destroying nearly 500 city blocks.
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