Contents 1 Damage 2 Aftermath 3 See also 4 References 5 External links


Damage[edit] The major damage occurred in the densely-populated city of Long Beach on the south-facing coast of Los Angeles County, and extended to the industrial area south of downtown Los Angeles. Unfavorable geological conditions (landfill, water-soaked alluvium) combined with poorly constructed buildings increased the damage done by the quake. In Long Beach, buildings collapsed, water tanks fell through roofs, and houses were tossed off their foundations. School buildings were among the structures that incurred the most severe damage.


Aftermath[edit] The earthquake highlighted the need for earthquake-resistant design for structures in California. Many school buildings were damaged, with more than 230 school buildings that either were destroyed, suffered major damage, or were judged unsafe to occupy. The California State Legislature passed the Field Act on April 10, 1933, mandating that school buildings must be earthquake-resistant. If the earthquake had occurred during school hours, the death toll would have been much higher.[6]


See also[edit] List of earthquakes in 1933 List of earthquakes in California List of earthquakes in the United States


References[edit] ^ a b c d Stover, C. W.; Coffman, J. L. (1993), Seismicity of the United States, 1568–1989 (Revised) – U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, pp. 78, 130, 131  ^ a b ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre  ^ USGS. "M6.4 - 7km WNW of Newport Beach, CA". United States Geological Survey.  ^ Hauksson, E.; Gross, S. (1991), "Source parameters of the 1933 Long Beach earthquake" (PDF), Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, 81 (1): 81  ^ National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K  ^ Alquist, A. E. (February 2007). "The Field Act and Public School Construction: A 2007 Perspective" (PDF). California Seismic Safety Commission. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 


External links[edit] USGS Historical Earthquakes – Long Beach, California – United States Geological Survey 75th Anniversary of the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake – California Department of Conservation National Information Service on Earthquake engineering page about Long Beach earthquake – National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering Catastrophe: A Bad One – Time Long Beach Earthquake: March 10, 1933 Cloyd E. Louis – Internet Archive The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and authoritative data for this event. v t e ← Earthquakes in 1933 → Sanriku (8.4, Mar 2) † Long Beach (6.4, Mar 10) † Diexi (7.3 Aug 25) †‡ Baffin Bay (7.7, Nov 20) † indicates earthquake resulting in at least 30 deaths ‡ indicates the deadliest earthquake of the year v t e Earthquakes in California Very Large (7.0–7.9) 1812 San Juan Capistrano (6.9–7.5) 1838 San Andreas (6.8–7.2) 1857 Fort Tejon (7.9) 1872 Lone Pine (7.4–7.9) 1892 Laguna Salada (7.1–7.2) 1906 San Francisco (7.8) 1952 Kern County (7.3) 1980 Eureka (7.3) 1992 Cape Mendocino (7.2) 1992 Landers (7.3) 1999 Hector Mine (7.1) 2010 Baja California (7.2) Large (6.0–6.9) 1868 Hayward (6.3–6.7) 1892 Vacaville–Winters (6.4, 6.2) 1898 Mare Island (5.8–6.4) 1918 San Jacinto (6.7) 1925 Santa Barbara (6.8) 1932 Eureka (6.4) 1933 Long Beach (6.4) 1940 El Centro (6.9) 1948 Desert Hot Springs (6.4) 1971 San Fernando (6.5–6.7) 1979 Imperial Valley (6.4) 1983 Coalinga (6.2) 1984 Morgan Hill (6.2) 1986 North Palm Springs (6.0) 1986 Chalfant Valley (6.2) 1989 Loma Prieta (6.9) 1992 Big Bear (6.5) 1994 Northridge (6.7) 2003 San Simeon (6.6) 2010 Eureka (6.5) 2014 South Napa (6.0) Moderate (5.0–5.9) 1957 San Francisco (5.7) 1969 Santa Rosa (5.6, 5.7) 1973 Point Mugu (5.8) 1979 Coyote Lake (5.7) 1987 Whittier Narrows (5.9) 1990 Upland (5.7) 1991 Sierra Madre (5.6) 2000 Yountville (5.0) 2007 Alum Rock (5.6) 2008 Chino Hills (5.5) v t e Earthquakes in the United States Historical 1638 New Hampshire 1663 Charlevoix 1700 Cascadia 1755 Cape Ann 1811–12 New Madrid 1838 San Andreas 1857 Fort Tejon 1865 Memphis 1867 Manhattan, Kansas 1868 Hawaii 1868 Hayward 1872 Lone Pine 1872 North Cascades 1886 Charleston 1887 Sonora 1892 Laguna Salada 1892 Vacaville–Winters 1898 Mare Island 20th-century 1906 San Francisco 1906 Aleutian Islands 1909 Wabash River 1915 Pleasant Valley 1916 Irondale 1918 San Jacinto 1925 Santa Barbara 1931 Valentine 1932 Eureka 1933 Long Beach 1935 Helena 1940 El Centro 1940 New Hampshire 1944 Cornwall–Massena 1946 Aleutian Islands 1947 Wisconsin 1948 Desert Hot Springs 1949 Olympia 1952 Kern County 1957 Andreanof Islands 1957 San Francisco 1959 Hebgen Lake 1964 Alaska 1965 Rat Islands 1965 Puget Sound 1968 Illinois 1969 Santa Rosa 1971 San Fernando 1973 Point Mugu 1975 Near Islands 1975 Morris 1975 Hawaii 1979 Coyote Lake 1979 Imperial Valley 1980 Eureka 1983 Coalinga 1983 Borah Peak 1984 Morgan Hill 1986 North Palm Springs 1986 Chalfant Valley 1987 Whittier Narrows 1989 Loma Prieta 1990 Upland 1991 Sierra Madre 1992 Cape Mendocino 1992 Landers 1992 Big Bear 1993 Scotts Mills 1993 Klamath Falls 1994 Northridge 1995 Marathon 1996 Duvall 1998 Pymatuning 1999 Hector Mine 2000 Yountville 21st-century 2001 Nisqually 2002 Denali 2003 Alabama 2003 San Simeon 2006 Gulf of Mexico 2006 Kiholo Bay 2007 Alum Rock 2008 Illinois 2008 Chino Hills 2010 Eureka 2010 Baja California 2010 Indiana 2011 Colorado 2011 Virginia 2011 Oklahoma 2014 Aleutian Islands 2014 Southeast Alaska 2014 South Napa 2016 Oklahoma 2016 Hawthorne 2018 Alaska Swarms 2001 Enola 2008 Reno 2010–11 Guy-Greenbrier 2012 Brawley 2009–18 Oklahoma Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1933_Long_Beach_earthquake&oldid=822244817" Categories: 1933 earthquakesEarthquakes in CaliforniaHistory of Los AngelesHistory of Long Beach, California1933 in California1933 natural disasters in the United StatesDisasters in Los AngelesGeology of Los Angeles County, CaliforniaMarch 1933 eventsHidden categories: Coordinates on Wikidata


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