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EARTHQUAKES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1979-1989

Collapsed Building in 1981 Westmorland, CA Earthquake

Earthquake of April 26, 1981, Westmorland, California. View of a two story building partially collapsed in earthquake. Note the undamaged one story building on the left. Twelve buildings were severely damaged and an additional 30 sustained minor damage. City officials ordered the demolition of ten downtown buildings that were damaged beyond repair. Photograph Credit: Bay Area Regional Earthquake Preparedness Project (BAREPP).