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Remembering The Big One


The 1933 Long Beach


75th Anniversary


At 5:54 p.m, on March 10, 1933 Southern California experienced its deadliest seismic disaster in recorded history when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Long Beach and surrounding areas.  The quake occurred along the Newport-Inglewood fault zone.  Seismic records suggest a maximum slip along the fault of about 1 meter, with a total rupture length of roughly 15 kilometers. The actual rupture lasted only 5 seconds, though ground shaking lasted at least twice as long.  The earthquake killed over 120 people and caused property losses estimated at $50 million (1933) dollars.


Join us on the anniversary of this event for a timely and informative panel discussion on the

past, present, and future of Long Beach and our state of readiness.


Key Note Speaker will be Dr. Lucy Jones from USGS

(United States Geological Survey)


The event will be on March 10th, starting at 5:54 pm in the City Council Chambers, City Hall


This event is open to the public and will last approximately 2 hours


Speakers will include Long Beach representatives from:


Fire, Health, LB Port, LB Unified School District,

Planning & Building, Police, Public Works, and Red Cross