MARCH 10th – To American history buffs, this is the date in 1681 when William Penn was given the colony of Pennsylvania by King Charles II of England – but to Californians, an d especially to those who live in the greater Long Beach area of southern California, March 10th is chiseled in history as the date of the Great 1933 Long Beach Earthquake.

Source: 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm (mixed reversal and tinted print) Description: Footage of the destruction in the Long Beach area after the Long Beach Earthquake, March 10, 1933. 1240 Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.75 x 4.5 in.) Below are … On March 10, 1933, at 5:54 p.m., an estimated magnitude-6.3 earthquake hit Southern California. Amazing black and white historical footage of the Long Beach earthquake that hit Southern California. A combination of poor soils, fills and sub-standard construction made this one of the costliest earthquakes in the history of California. THE MARCH 1933 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE On March 10, 1933 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred just off the coast of southern California. Here are some recollections (in his own words) by Arthur G. Porter, who lived at 754 N. Zeyn at the time of the quake. The Long Beach earthquake killed 115 people and damaged buildings throughout the region. Introduction. He wrote this about 30 years after the event…. On March 10, 1933, at 5:54 p.m., an estimated magnitude-6.3 earthquake hit Southern California. Also discusses two theories on what causes earthquakes. March 10, 1933: Workers going through the rubble of a ruined building after the Long Beach earthquake. The Long Beach earthquake killed 115 people and damaged buildings throughout the region. The most severe damage occurred to structures in Long Beach and Southern Los Angeles. Long Beach is known for its beautiful coastline and charming city. Starts with an Earthquake Map of quake area with arrow .Footage of the destruction in the Long Beach area after the Long Beach Earthquake, March 10, 1933. On Friday, March 10, 1933, in the depth of the Great Depression, the Southland experienced a major earthquake, centered off of Long Beach. The 1933 Long Beach Earthquake Taro Duncan. While named for that city, the event, and the many aftershocks, affected the entire Los Angeles basin and was felt as far south as Tijuana. Description: 1933 Long Beach Earthquake Damage. Edson Smith Photo Collection no.
Long Beach is a city south of Los Angeles that was a very productive area, with some of the most active oil fields in the world and a maritime industry (1900-1940). Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA Building destroyed by the March 10, 1933, Long Beach earthquake.

Film is silent.A look back at the damage caused by the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake in Southern California. Unfortunately early in its history Long Beach was hit by a 6.4 magnitude quake that devastated the city. The 1933 Long Beach earthquake affected 75,000 square miles, and resulted in the formation of more stringent building codes for Orange County structures.