Brother Martin claims to have seen the blast that shattered the Fountain of the World headquarters. The house, in Box Canyon, near Chatsworth and Simi Valley, was destroyed when two excommunicated members of the group bombed it, killing 11.
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.