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Small earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay but with no damage or injuries

San Francisco Harbor, circa 1850, detail
10/18/1859
At six o'clock in the morning, local time, an earthquake tremor was felt in the San Francisco Bay area.  Observers reported that the waters of Half Moon Bay "left the bay for several seconds." No casualties or damage were inflicted, however. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Edward Singleton Holden, A Catalogue of  Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast, 1769-1897 (Washington,D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1898), 55.

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