By the numbers Deadly, to a fault


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