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if i interupt in school we learnt that the magnitude was 7.7 therefore the earthquake was called the great San Francisco earthquake

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The moment magnitude of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco was estimated to be between 7.7 and 7.9 by the US Geological Survey.


What was the magnitude of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake?

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What is the biggest earthquake that ever struck California?

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In what year was the San Francisco earthquake?

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When did the 1989 San francisco earthquake start?

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What California city was heavily damaged in the severe earthquake of 1989?

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