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Charles Morris "The San Francisco Calamity By Earthquake And Fire" 1906 Book Signed Autograph Illustrated
"The San Francisco Calamity By Earthquake And Fire"-Told By Eye Witnesses-Edited By Charles Morris-1906-6 1/2" X 9"-446 pages-hardcover book-with illustration-Signed By Charles Morris. This vintage book-with nearly 100 illustrations, is a complete and accurate account of the fearful disaster which visited the Great City and the Pacific Coast,the reign of panic and lawlessness,the plight of 300,00 homeless people and the world-wide rush to rescue.......The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of northern California at 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. The most widely accepted estimate for the magnitude of the earthquake is a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8; however, other values have been proposed from 7.7 to as high as 8.3. The mainshock epicenter occurred offshore about 2 miles (3 km) from the city, near Mussel Rock. It ruptured along the San Andreas Fault both northward and southward for a total length of 296 miles (477 km). Shaking was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles, and inland as far as central Nevada. The earthquake and resulting fire is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire represents the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history. The economic impact has been compared with the more recent Hurricane Katrina disaster. The book has been autographed on the title page by Charles Morris with a fountain pen in black...............BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN USED CONDITION.............