California

 
 
 
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 1906
State: 
California
Sinkhole Type: 
Historic
Damage
Public Property

During the historic but destructive 1906 San Francisco earthqueake, a sinkhole formed in SF's Valencia Street.  A photo taken after the earthqueake captured this sinkhole and shows the nearby buildings crumbling towards the inside of the street.

Sinkhole in the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthqueake. Source: UC Berkeley
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