Historic Earthquakes

Long Beach, California
1933 March 11 01:54 UTC (local time: March 10 17:54 PST)
Magnitude 6.4
Intensity VIII

Damage Photos

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Front wall of the John Muir School, Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, California, downed by the March 11, 1933, earthquake. (Photograph by W.L. Huber.)


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Jefferson Junior High School in Long Beach, California, destroyed by the March 11, 1933, earthquake.


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Wood-frame building in Long Beach, California destroyed by the March 11, 1933, earthquake.


From Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.