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571.01 Documentary > Earthquakes
1976 Tangshan earthquake in ChinaChina and the West.
An earthquake was responsible for the deadliest landslide this century, which caused 40,000-50,000 deaths in western Iran on June 20, 1990. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake at Mount Huascaran, Peru, on May 21, 1970, triggered a rock and snow avalanche that buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca, killing perhaps as many as 20,000 people.
571.02 Documentary > Earthquake: San Francisco (1868)
571.03 Documentary > USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906
The San Francisco earthquake struck on April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m. and it had the disadvantage of affecting a major population center - but the advantage for photographer that so many photographers were available to record the devastation of the earthquake and the fire that followed. The earthquake was a massive 8.25 on the Richter scale and had a duration of only 49 seconds. The fire that followed did far greater damage destroying about 28,000 buildings. In this catastrophe 315 people were killed outright with a 352 missing. 6 people were shot for criminal offences during the tragedy and one more was shot by mistake. The whole event left 225,000 homeless.
571.04 Documentary > USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906 - The photographers
The photographers who covered the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 included:
The buildings of the key newspapers were all destroyed in the fire but the photographers and journalists used the presses of the Oakland Tribune to create a four-page combined issue.
- Arnold Genthe who included a description of the fire in his 1936 autobiography As I Remember (Reynal & Hitchcock, 1936).
- Edward A. "Doc" Rogers - San Francisco Morning Call
- George Parmentier, Harry Coleman - both of the San Francisco Examiner
- George Haley - San Francisco Chronicle
- George R, Lawrence took aerial panoramas of the devastation taken from 2000 ft above the city.
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Milne, John, Burton, W.K. & Ogawa Kazumasa, 1892(ca), The Great Earthquake of Japan, 1891, (Yokohama: Lane, Crawford & Co) [Δ]
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Alphonse Bernoud (1820-1889) • Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) • C.C. Jones • George R. Lawrence (1868-1938) • W.C. Mendenhall • Ogawa Kazumasa • Elizabeth Simmons • Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916)
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