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 tables with boxes of basic necessities including butter, graham crackers, toilet paper, and canned goods outside of a brick building that has lost the top rows of bricks after the Long Beach earthquake. One man, in charge, talks with 2 other people and a couple examines some goods on a table. A sign on the building reads "Richfield Products."
View of 3 commercial buildings, the center one visibly damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, with the workmen repairing the missing upper facade and with scaffolding against the lower story. A few people are on the street and one car is parked. Signs for the stores read: "Enna Jettick Shores," Merrill's Specialty Shops, Inc.," "Roslyn Shore," "Weaver Jackson Beauty Shop," and "Kirby's."