Long Beach Earthquake Damage – 1933

Long Beach earthquake 1933

A smashed DeSoto on Main Street in Compton caused by the Long Beach earthquake on March 10, 1933. The quake had a magnitude of 6.4. Over 100 people lost their lives in the disaster.

Here are more photos taken in the quake’s aftermath.

1933 Long Beach earthquake

Damage on Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park.



The U.S. Navy arrives in Long Beach.



Long Beach Earthquake

A sailor guards the ruins of the Security Building in Compton.


Long Beach Earthquake 1933

Damage to a home on East Anaheim Street in Long Beach.


Long Beach earthquake Compton 1933

A damaged apartment building in Compton.




Damage to a church in Compton.






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