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Workmen clearing brick rubble from a sidewalk after the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1933
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
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.
Photograph of workmen shoveling bricks off of a sidewalk and into a dump truck on a commercial street after the Long Beach earthquake as three men watch from the street. A sign on a building in the background reads "Elizabeth Apts."
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933
b&w nitrate negative
Disaster relief--California
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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