earthquake

  1. New Mad'rid Awakens. 2.7 Million American's In Shakeout! Earthquake Drill!

    New Mad'rid Awakens. 2.7 Million American's In Shakeout! Earthquake Drill!

    Oi! Tonight a word to the wise. Following the events of 1811/12 New Madrid you might be alarmed to learn that the New Madrid Fault has awakened, and the area has suffered Earthquakes yesterday & in previous weeks. As a result the American Government, and FEMA have organised a drill. The Shakeout...
  2. Burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco

    Burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco

    This film shows the partial burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco in an early attempt at simulating the 1906 disaster. The model is seen in aerial view from above the South-of-Market district, looking northwest toward Market Street and the downtown area. Russian Hill (left)...
  3. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Opera House.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Opera House.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire.
  4. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Church of St Nicholas.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Church of St Nicholas.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire
  5. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Patriarchal Square.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Patriarchal Square.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire
  6. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Basilica de Santa Maria.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Basilica de Santa Maria.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire
  7. KorbenDallas

    1783 Calabria Earthquake Phenomena. Was it a deliberate attack?

    The region of Calabria is generally known as the “toe” of the “boot” of Italy and is a long and narrow peninsula which stretches from north to south for 154 mi, with a maximum width of 110 km 68 mi. It is surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. It is separated from Sicily by the Strait of...
  8. KorbenDallas

    1770s: Seattle, Tsunami, Earthquakes, Lake Washington and Underwater Forests

    I do not remember how the topic came up, but a while ago, a co-worker of mine mentioned some dude who was making a lot of money by illegally logging an underwater forest in Lake Washington. From the legal perspective, the story ended up being a bit more complicated, but that's besides the...
  9. KorbenDallas

    1906 Earthquake: Train Derailed by a Quake

    Some of us have seen this photograph before. The train ended up on its side due to the famous 1906 earthquake. The one that destroyed SF. The 1907 account reads: At Point Reyes Station at the head of Tomales Bay the 5:15 train for San Francisco was just ready. The conductor had just swung...
  10. KorbenDallas

    18th & 19th centuries: artificial Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

    Always thought that the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake was weird: In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. Isn't it interesting that back in 1750 (probably waaay earlier than that) people knew what needed to be...
  11. KorbenDallas

    The Grand Canyon is under 450 years old...?

    I will preface this by saying that the world-renowned conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado is a very questionable figure in my book. May be he was wronged by the history re-writers, but according to what we know, the guy did not know his arse from elbow. He went looking for the Quivira...
  12. KorbenDallas

    1908 Messina destruction: earthquake or guns?

    Once coincidences start piling up, it's time for a suspicion. In my recent article titled "Real mission of the 1907-1909 US Great White Fleet, what was it?" I pointed out an interesting catastrophic event which occurred during the voyage of the fleet. There could be more, but I did not...
  13. KorbenDallas

    Who nuked San Francisco in 1906?

    This appears to be the story of every single event where "fire storm" is present in the description. And the story is always the same. At first we have either an earthquake, or a regular fire. Then this mysterious fire storm gets developed. These fire storms always lead to a level of destruction...
Top