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EARTHQUAKES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1979-1989

Merchandise on Floor After 1979 Imperial Valley Earthquake

Earthquake of October 15, 1979, Imperial Valley, California. Merchandise that fell from shelves in Brawley Drug Store. Aftershocks continued for several months, and several shocks were strong enough to knock merchandise from shelves and to break display windows in the area. Photograph Credit: U.S. Geological Survey (G. Reagor).