Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 19, 1973 · Page 26
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 26

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, April 19, 1973
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2(i GKEEIJBY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Thurs., April 19,1973 On 1906 SJ. quake anniversary big question is: when again? was discharged over a 250-mile scale is considered potentially Hall, leaving the frame stand- blazing city and drawn upward, consumed by flames by its own Center for. Earthquake Re "It will happen again." When earthquake student area. Reuben Greenspan predicted ' Nearly every city from Euan earthquake would strike San Francisco Jan. 4, it became a much-discussed item and Page 1 news story. r'eka near the Oregon border south to Salinas near Monterey sustained some damage. By JACK SCJIKEIBMAN Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- On the 67th anniversary of the great earthquake and fire of 1906, the big question is: When will it happen again? Geophysicists have no doubt that the San Andreas Faull, a · Greenspan announced he had eesUembiors everrecorded. 650-mile-long crack separating ma( j e a computer error and the North American continent ca ii e( j O ff the prediction, froni the Pacific Basin, some- Sixty-seven years ago - as day will unleash another mas- Wed _ , ncre wasn , t anybody , jj-TM- a 7 s " he " made ror ~ th ' e sive quake that will shake he around who c o u i d - h a v e pre- Goldcn Ga ( c . Suddenly, a shock the world's seismographs the d j c t ed w hat was about to hap- destructive. There is no limit to the scale. By comparison, the quake released about top ing naked amid shattered col- literally choking the life out of design, rises reborn from its search in Menlo Park, liaVesti umns like some outsize bird the city of hills. own ashes. mated that as many as ioo.txx 1906 1,000 cage. At 5:29 a.m., only 16 minutes Refugees fled with what belongings they could gather. Soup kitchens fed the hungry. . Karthquakes are closely persons could be killed in thf linked with California's history, next major California 'earth The state's system of 10 major quake. times more energy than did the after the earthquake struck H i h IH Dec - 23 1972, earthquake in what was often called "the gay- Union Square burned up on all faults ranging as far south as Seismographs recorded about Just before the dreaded day, Se ! sm °6 ra P hs around l TM TM r ' d Managua, Nicaragua, where est, lightest-hearted city on the four sides, including the grand the Mexican border are part of 2 ,000 earthquakes in. tl%stat( quivered from one ot tne big- ahnn( . i n n n n nprsnns di fi rt THH fnntinoni " a " "'"'""' ' u ' '"" ' ' ' ' ' Some 400 miles lo the west, Ihe schooner John A. Campbell heeled lazily lo a westerly way the April 18, 1906, lemblor pen San Franciscans slum' did. "The fault could be reloading now," says Dr. William Ellsworth, government geophysicist who has predicted a quake will occur 100 miles south of San. Drancisco in the next several' months. Never before has a U.S. government -- sanctioned prediction such as Ellsworth's been made. But Ellsworth Kays he can not predict a future San Francisco quake, except to say: bored in their bed as usual that spring dawn, unaware of the geological time bomb licking below them. Opera giant Caruso, on a visit to the city, wave traveled through the ship. She's hit a rock, the panicked crew thought, lumhling out onto deck. But Ihe ship wenl serenely on. concluded about 10,000 persons died. The continent," a "fireman an- San Francisco quake cost aboul nounced Ihe doom of San Fran- 500 lives here. But the Niea- cisco. ragua quake, at 6.2 on the Riehter scale, struck amid ramshackle buildings. The 1906 shaker knifed in from the north at two miles a second, through redwood country where the big trees trembled; across the alluvial Scientists later slept in his room at the Palace that the quake's magnitude on the scale developed in the 1930s Hotel. At 5:13 a.m., in a zone 10 to by Dr. Charles F. Riehter was 30 miles deep, the tension be- 8.3. The scope of the quake tween the two walls of the San made it the longest surface Andreas Fault became uncon- rupture ever caused by a single tainable. In a single cataclys- fault .movement in recorded mic heave that wrenched the history, according to earth- west wall of the faull north and quake expert Robert Tacopi. the east wall south, the stress Anything from 4.5 up on the and brick shook off the City about were not being used to play water on a bank burning at Sansome Street. All the mains, said the fireman, were broken. Al lhat moment, nine fires plains where ripples and undu- were burning south of Market lations wrecked (he lown of Street. By the afternoon, whole Santa Rosa; beneath mountain spurs and sandspits and shale bluffs; down the lonely beaches of Marin County and into the sea. The great rift slipped and ground southward. In San Francisco, streets wrinkled into washboards. In a wink, $6 million worth of stone St. Francis Hotel. Ihe. related group thai loop lasl year. And each ye$|pt is Downtown, a man fleeing around the Pacific Basin, north estimaled, California's Milatile with his fiancee ran into a to Alaska, west across the systems provide agjeast An official demanded to know smashed grocery lo get some Aleutians lo Japan and south to one earthquake of deshqjiitive why the water hoses lying all canned goods. When he the Philippines and beyond. In magnitude -- most occurring emerged, a soldier shot him this hemisphere, the faults run away from populated ar'eSjs. dead as a looter. south through Mexico, Central The lasl great earlhqu|ke lo and South America. L. C. Pakiser, an earthquake blocks of buildings were afire. By evening, the fires were gen- eraling blast-furnace temperatures of 2,000 degrees. It was estimated $1 million of property was consumed every 10 minules. The conflagration generated its own wind: a dreaded firestorm. Air was sucked into the · When the lasl fire was oul, aboul 500 were dead and 1.500 injured. Some 490 cily blocks expert formerly of (he National and 28,000 buildings had been destroyed, and Ihe homeless numbered 265,000. It was eslimated lhat Ihe quake was responsible for 20 per cenl of the city's deslruc- lion, the balance blamed on the fires. Before the bricks were cool, reconslruclion of the ruined cily began. And the symbol of San Francisco be- strike California occurrgj 'jFeb. 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