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 towards the Aranbe Hotel, heavily damaged by the Long Beach earthquake. The exterior walls are missing and the street is full of rubble. A power shovel is scooping up the debris for 2 waiting dump trucks. Signs on the power shovel and dump trucks read "Owl Truck & Materials Co." In the foreground, a lone man sweeps the street with a push broom.