Some of the greatest losses from fire were in scientific laboratories. Alice Eastwoodthe curator of botany at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, is credited with saving nearly 1, specimens, including the entire type specimen collection for a newly discovered and extremely rare species, before the remainder of the largest botanical collection in the western United States was destroyed in the fire. Jacobsa biochemist who was researching the nutrition of everyday foods, were destroyed.
Dirk Anderson tries to show that she did not, and that even if she did, she made no attempt to warn the doomed cities!
Here an analysis I did on Dirk Andersons claims.
Or type the direct link into your browser: Our opponent Dirk Anderson wrote a paper in which he tries to refute this idea, telling us that she herself admitted to having never predicted the earthquake. Some have reported that while in Los Angeles, I claimed that I had predicted the San Francisco earthquake and fire, and that Los Angeles would be the next city to suffer.
This is not true. Anderson quoted this from Life Sketches, pagebut there it only appears as a quote. Originally she wrote this in the Review and Herald. We quoted it from there instead to get some context.
She did admit to not having predicted the actual earthquake of San Francisco. But there are a couple of points we want to address which he made in his article. First, she did, a few years prior, make a prediction that some catastrophic events would transpire in the city of San Francisco: Well-equipped tent meetings should be held in the large cities, such as San Francisco; for not long hence these cities will suffer under the judgments of God.
The message of warning should be sounded in the large, wicked cities, such as San Francisco. Not far hence they will suffer under His judgments. It should be noted that in the quote our opponent provides above, she is not saying to have never predicted any kind of catastrophic event, but rather that she did not predict that actual earthquake of San Francisco.
She did, however, predict that something was going to happen in San Francisco, and lo and behold, something did happen: Municipal and office buildings, as well as stores and hotels, were destroyed. Hundreds lost their lives in the collapse of several hotels.
Frame buildings constituted most of the residential part of the city, and while the earthquake toppled chimneys and moved houses on their foundations from a few inches to a few feet, the buildings stood.
Block after block succumbed to the flames in the three days following the quake.
Since no cooking fires were allowed in buildings not inspected for safety, most cooking in areas where homes stood was done with improvised stoves on the sidewalks or in the parks.
Water was treasured as gold. The military pitched tents in the parks to help care for the homeless. Bread lines measured a mile long.The Story of an Eyewitness: The San Francisco Earthquake Essay Sample. The earthquake shook down in San Francisco hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of walls and chimneys.
But the conflagration that followed burned up hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of property. There is no estimating within hundreds of millions the actual damage wrought. The San Francisco earthquake of March 22, , was recorded simultaneously by accelerometers at five United States Coast and Geodetic Survey stations in the San Francisco area.
Response. Topics: Earthquake, Metaphor, San Francisco earthquake Pages: 1 ( words) Published: April 20, In The Story of an Eyewitness, journalist Jack London gives readers a vivid first-person account of the terrible aftermath of the earthquake in San Francisco.
Surface Deformation and Fault Kinematics of the San Francisco Bay Area from PS-InSAR Analysis Gareth Funning and Roland Bürgmann Introduction.
Earthquake probabilities in the San Francisco Bay Region: to , U.S. Geol. Surv. Open File Rep., , During the Loma Prieta earthquake, liquefaction destroyed much of the Marina District in San Francisco. Despite updated building codes since the and events, many residential and industrial workplace buildings that border the Bay and are .
There's about a 76% chance that the San Francisco Bay Area could experience a magnitude earthquake within the next 30 years, according to some recent reports.