The San Francisco earthquake occurred 100 years ago. It was one of the worst natural disasters to strike a major city in the United States, killing more than 3,000 people and causing damage estimated at $500 million in 1906 dollars. Today, as the world's urban population continues to grow, more and more people face potential disaster in cities vulnerable to earthquakes, storms and floods. Graphic shows some of the cities devastated by natural disasters in the last 100 years.
PUBLISHED: 13/3/2006; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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