Historic Earthquakes

San Fernando, California
1971 02 09 14:00 UTC
Magnitude 6.6
Intensity XI

Damage Photos

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Collapsed overpass at the Route 14-Route 5 interchange, northwest of San Fernando, California, caused by the Febuary 9, 1971, earthquake. (Photograph by the Newhall Signal.)


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Collapsed stair tower at the west end of wing B, Olive View Hospital, Sylmar area, California, caused by the Febuary 9, 1971, San Fernando earthquake. (Photograph from the National Geophysical Data Center.)


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Partial collapse of first floor of Olive View Medical treatment and care unit, Sylmar area, California, caused by Febuary 9, 1971, San Fernando earthquake. (Photograph from the National Geophysical Data Center.)


Abridged 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.