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 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Historic Earthquakes
Along the shore between Long Beach and Newport Beach, the settling or lateral movement of road fills across marshy land caused much damage to the concrete highway surfaces and to approaches to highway bridges.
At Long Beach, buildings collapsed, houses were pushed from foundations, walls were knocked down, and tanks and chimneys fell through roofs.
The earthquake was felt almost everywhere in the 10 southern counties of California and at some points farther to the northwest and north in the Coast Range, the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and the Owens Valley.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/states/events/1933_03_11.php   (390 words)

 EARTHQUAKE PLANNING SCENARIO For A Major Earthquake On The Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone
Adjacent to Long Beach, however, the earthquake epicenters are offset 2 to 3 miles to the east of the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, along the trend of the subsurface Los Alamitos fault.
The destructive Long Beach earthquake of 1933 (M 6.3) occurred on this fault zone, and small earthquakes continue to occur on this fault zone in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach area the shaking intensity is mostly MM VII from the M 8 earthquake on the San Andreas fault (Figure 6) (Davis and others, 1982b), and is MM VIII to MM IX from the M 7 event on the Newport-Inglewood fault zone (Figure 5).
www.johnmartin.com /earthquakes/eqpapers/00000077.htm   (6027 words)

 Long Beach History & Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The area that is now Long Beach was first settled as part of a massive Spanish land grant to soldier Manuel Nieto, encompassing the historic 28,000-acre Ranch Los Alamitos and its sister rancho, 27,000 acre Rancho Los Cerritos.
Long Beach was the fastest growing city in the United States.
The city of Long Beach purchased Cunard's former luxury cruise liner, the Queen Mary, to be docked in Long Beach Harbor as a major tourism attraction and hotel.
cms.longbeach.gov /aboutlb/timeline.htm   (819 words)

 Strand Earthquake :: Seismic Monitoring and Actuation
The Magnitude 6.3, 1933 Long Beach earthquake--which generated the first accelerograph record for a local earthquake--caused fires at seven schools, prompting California to include in the Field Act a requirement that new schools be equipped with a SGSV.
In 1965, Los Angeles began requiring three accelerographs (i.e., earthquake recorders) to be installed in all buildings over 6 stories high with an aggregate floor area of at least 60,000 square feet, and in all buildings over ten stories high--in the basement, midportion, and near the top.
A study done after the Loma Prieta earthquake found that the advantage of a seismic switch is that the required inspection can discover damaged doors, hoistways, or rails that would not be detected by the alternative "ring-on-a-string" system unless the counterweight derailed or the system false triggered.
www.strandearthquake.com /sma.html   (3307 words)

 The Long Beach Earthquake of 1933
The Long Beach earthquake, estimated magnitude 6.25 Ms, occurred at 5:55 p.m., March 10, 1933.
If the earthquake had struck a few hours earlier, when school was in session, the loss of life would have been appalling.
Long Beach was also the first earthquake for which acceleration records were obtained from the recently developed strong-motion accelerograph but the accelerations exceeded the range of the first instrument.
nisee.berkeley.edu /long_beach/long_beach.html   (579 words)

 health dept play
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 caused damage to sewer and water systems, and the department worked to prevent diseases caused by water contamination.
The anti-smoking laws in Long Beach were put into motion by the research of the department.
Long Beach had laws banning smoking in the workplace as early as 1993.
www.gazettes.com /healthdept09142006.htm   (676 words)

 Home Defense News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the Earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the Earth's surface.
Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls.
Earthquakes occur most frequently west of the Rocky Mountains, although historically the most violent earthquakes have occurred in the central United States.
www.homedefensenews.com /earthquake.html   (387 words)

 OEHS - Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Also, every region of the world has a story about earthquake weather, but the type of weather is whatever they had for their most memorable earthquake.
An enduring earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part.
In fact, as in all earthquakes, the horizontal shaking in the Northridge earthquake was on average twice as large as the vertical shaking.
www.lausd-oehs.org /earthquakemyths.asp   (698 words)

 Foremost Insurance Group
This was just 20 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and the first earthquake to strike directly under an urban area since the Long Beach earthquake in 1933.
The earthquake occurred on a blind thrust fault, and produced the strongest ground motions ever instrumentally recorded in an urban setting in North America.
Family Earthquake Plan - the most important component in earthquake recovery is to create a plan for you and your family prior to the disaster, and to practice it.
www.foremost.com /SAFETY/HOME/earthquakesafety.htm   (1963 words)

 The 1933 Earthquake
The 1933 Long Beach earthquake affected 75,000 square miles, and resulted in the formation of more stringent building codes for Orange County structures.
Los Angeles was seriously stricken and some lives were lost there, but the most violent force of the quake was in Long Beach, San Pedro and Compton, with the main force of the quake at Compton, as we understood it.
In Long Beach and in Compton, in many places, the wreckage from the fallen buildings had entirely covered the streets and throughout the residential sections many, many houses were wrecked and in many instances were entirely off their foundations.
www.anaheimcolony.com /quake.htm   (822 words)

 RM_Catastrophes in LB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Long Beach Earthquake of 1933 killed 120 people, largely from collapsed houses and small buildings or falling debris, including 5 children who died in failed gymnasium.
As a direct result of this earthquake, the Field Act that mandated earthquake-resistant design and construction for public schools and community colleges in California was passed in April, 1933.
The Long Beach Earthquake of 1933 was also the first earthquake for which acceleration records were recorded by the strong-motion accelerograph.
cms.longbeach.gov /hr/employees/riskmgmt/hr9i.htm   (325 words)

 Southern California earthquakes - Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
The last significant earthquake on the Southern California stretch of this fault was in 1857.
The colored circles are earthquakes larger than magnitude 4 since 1932, with the size of the circle increasing with magnitude.
The largest earthquakes (in red) are the 1992 magnitude 7.3 Landers and 1999 magnitude 7.1 Hector Mine earthquakes in the Mojave Desert and the 1952 magnitude 7.5 Kern County earthquake near Bakersfield.
www.earthquakecountry.info /roots/socal.html   (508 words)

 On Shaky Ground
If you experience a strong earthquake that lasts a very long time, move to higher ground or go to the upper floors of a building as soon as you are able and stay there until the authorities issue an all clear.
Earthquakes may be traumatic events for all of us, but they are especially frightening for children, who may have to leave their homes and all that is familiar to them.
After an earthquake, a childs fears are those of reoccurrence, injury, death, or of being alone, separated from the rest of the family.
www.humboldt.edu /~geology/earthquakes/shaky_ground.html   (5380 words)

 Collapse of School in 1933 Long Beach Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In addition to the damage to the schools at Long Beach, the schools at Buena Park were badly damaged, there was considerable damage to schools at Lomita, and two schools were damaged at Redondo Beach.
Unlike the 1906 San Francisco earthquake the loss due to fire in the 1933 earthquake was almost negligible.
Collapse of John Muir School on Pacific Avenue from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
www.johnmartin.com /earthquakes/eqshow/647005_06.htm   (139 words)

 Long Beach, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Long Beach Greenbelt is a section of the old Pacific Electric right-of-way, restored by community activists as native habitat.
Referred to as Central Long Beach by city officials, it is called the East-side by many of its residents and local gang members, such as the ESL, or East Side Longos.
Long Beach is the first city in California to join the 'EcoZone' Program, intended to measurably improve environmental conditions through public-private partnerships [49].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Long_Beach,_California   (6765 words)

 Caltech Press Release, 7/1/1995, Lucy Jones
People probably associate earthquakes with hot, dry weather because most of the time in California the weather is hot and dry, so a majority of all events, from earthquakes to home sales to car accidents, happen during this type of weather.
But sixty years ago, many Angelenos thought earthquake weather was muggy, like the conditions on the day of the Long Beach earthquake in 1933.
Earthquakes are also more noticeable in the wee hours because other sources of ground noise and vibrations such as trucks, trains, and cars are much less common at night.
pr.caltech.edu /media/Press_Releases/PR11656.html   (488 words)

 Earthquake Myths
The 1933 Long Beach earthquake was at 5:54 pm and the 1940 Imperial Valley event was at 8:37 pm.
It is easy to notice the earthquakes that fit the pattern and forget the ones that don't.
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country is a product of the Southern California Earthquake Center and the United States Geological Survey, with additional support of organizations listed on the acknowledgements page.
www.scec.org /education/eqbasics/myths.html   (619 words)

 Hackman-Adams: 1933 Long Beach Earthquake
The earthquake happens, people do the rock and roll and fall down, the earthquake rumbles or roars, and everything goes on for five minutes.
I critted a disaster thriller where the earthquake did all the Hollywood stuff and had to explain that to anyone who's ever been an earthquake, it don't work like that.
The earthquake didn't rumble or roar, I didn't fall down (though during the 1972 earthquake, all the kids at school bragged about falling down because it sounded more dramatic and exciting than a bed shaking)--and it only lasted for about ten seconds.
garridon.blogspot.com /2006/08/1933-long-beach-earthquake.html   (245 words)

 City of Long Beach, CA - Sports Park
The Long Beach Sports Park is an exciting project that is currently in the development stages.
Sport and Recreation: Many sports facilities in Long Beach are highly utilized and create quite a burden on the use of neighborhood and community parks.
Specifications to be incorporated in the Health and Safety Plan include: notification of the site health and safety officer and the City of Long Beach Fire Department, and the presence of an on-site monitor to perform monitoring and/or soil and air sampling during grading, trenching, or cut-and-fill operations, among others.
www.longbeach.gov /cd/project_development/sports_park.asp   (2725 words)

 FEMA: What to Do During an Earthquake
Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur.
Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and stay indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.
Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall.
www.fema.gov /hazard/earthquake/eq_during.shtm   (411 words)

 March 1933 Long Beach, CA Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A combination of poor soils, fills and sub-standard construction made this one of the costliest earthquakes in the history of California.
Below are photographs of damage in and around the Long Beach and Los Angeles areas.
During the earthquake of 1933, the building housing this store was completely demolished, and he opened up a used furniture store in Laguna Beach."
www.eas.slu.edu /Earthquake_Center/1933LBeq   (242 words)

 SCEDC | Long Beach Earthquake (1933)
This earthquake occurred on the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, a system of right-lateral strike-slip faulting.
Above: The collapse of part of Jefferson Junior High School in Long Beach.
This earthquake led to the passage of the Field Act, which gave the State Division of Architecture authority and responsibility for approving design and supervising construction of public schools.
www.data.scec.org /chrono_index/longbeac.html   (149 words)

 Seismo-Watch Noteable Earthquake, Long Beach March 10, 1933
temblor was centered near the border of Huntington and Newport Beach, Long Beach suffered the most damage, hence the name, the Long Beach Earthquake.
However, at least 120 people lost their lives and damage was estimated at $50 million dollars (1933 figures).
Of the 500+ school buildings that meet the new construction standards during the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, none sustained significant structural damage.
www.seismo-watch.com /EQSERVICES/NotableEQ/Mar/0310.1933.LongBeach.html   (343 words)

 | ARC Long Beach
While the national Red Cross grew out of the Civil War, the Long Beach Chapter was born during the first World War.
Since 1917, the Greater Long Beach Chapter has served our communties with disaster aid and response, provided disaster preparedness training, CPR and first aid training, water safety programs, service to military families, international tracing, youth programs and more.
The victims of the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
www.greaterlongbeachrc.org /show.aspx?mi=3101   (372 words)

 SCEDC | Northridge Earthquake (1994)
At 4:30 am, on January 17, 1994, residents of the greater Los Angeles area were rudely awakened by the strong shaking of the Northridge earthquake.
This was the first earthquake to strike directly under an urban area of the United States since the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
Damage was wide-spread, sections of major freeways collapsed, parking structures and office buildings collapsed, and numerous apartment buildings suffered irreparable damage.
www.data.scec.org /chrono_index/northreq.html   (185 words)

 Welcome To The Huntington Park Police Department
The title "Deputy" was changed to "Policeman" in 1933.
Following the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933, where many buildings in Huntington Park were damaged, the Huntington Park Police Department was built on the Southeast corner of Gage and Pacific.
Dark Blue long sleeve shirts were worn from October 1st until May 1st.
www.huntingtonparkpd.org /hist.html   (1076 words)

 Long Beach Heritage Museum Earthquake Photos
The earthquake hit Long Beach on March 10, 1933 at 5:54 pm.
It had a magnitude of 6.4, and was centered 3 miles south of what is now Huntington Beach.
These photos from the Museum's collection show the devastation caused by the quake.
www.longbeachheritagemuseum.com /earthquakepix.html   (43 words)

 Earthquake Hazards Program: Large Earthquakes in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Earthquake Hazards Program: Large Earthquakes in the United States
1933 March 11 01:54 UTC (local time: March 10 17:54 PST)
Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.
wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov /neis/eq_depot/usa/1933_03_11.html   (373 words)

 Western States Jewish History 31 Year Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Albert Einstein: One of Two Schlemiels [Long Beach Earthquake of 1933]
Stern, Norton B. Long Beach Earthquake of 1933
Long Beach California Jewry: Viewed in 1930 and 1968
home.earthlink.net /~nholdeneditor/western_states_jewish_history_31.htm   (2225 words)

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