By the numbers Deadly, to a fault

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3,000-6,000: Estimated death toll from the Great San Francisco Earthquake on this day 100 years ago

500: Number of city blocks destroyed

3: Number of days fires raged throughout the city

8.25: Richter scale rating of the quake

1: Number of minutes the quake lasted

$8.2 billion: Amount of property damage in today’s dollars

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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