Earthquake Disasters: 1933 Long Beach Earthquake

On the 10th of March the year 1933 in the afternoon at 5:54pm PST, the ground below the feet of Long Beach California resident’s began to shake violently, people fell, buildings collapsed and structures crumbled. It was that event that took the name “The 1933 Long Beach Earthquake”. The earthquake that had struck was measured and had a magnitude of 6.4 while also having a Mercalli intensity of VII, which meant it was at the maximum and was considered as “severe”. The epicenter of the earthquake was located offshore at the southeast portion of Long Beach California on the Inglewood Fault at Newport. Continue reading