A close-up photograph of the medal. It bears a profile outline of Roosevelt and two rows of words encircling his depiction. The outermost description is: Franklin Delano Roosevelt 31st President of the United States, and the innermost is: 1933 1937 John Nance Garner Vice President
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.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Fire in Historic Lancaster Causes Loss of $100,000: Five Stores Destroyed. Blaze Fanned by Desert Wind. Three Men Injured Fighting Flames in Town's Main Business Street," 29 Jul. 1935: 1.