Workers clearing debris from a commercial street after the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
- Workers clearing debris from a commercial street after the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
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- Los Angeles Times
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
View of a commercial street with heavily damaged buildings after the Long Beach earthquake with the exterior wall of the 2nd floor of a building completely gone. A power shovel is posed above a dump truck and next to a pile of brick and other debris. Signage on the trucks reads "Owl Truck & Materials Co." and an additional sign on the steam shovel truck reads "E. 10." One man is standing on the dump truck and 4 others are across the street. Seven other men are in the background. Signs on buildings in the background read "Kress 5-10-125 cent store," "Western Union," "Compton Hardware Co.," "Fargo Coffee & Tea Co."
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- b&w nitrate negative
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