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EARTHQUAKES IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, 1980-1984

Fallen Bookcases at the Lawrence Livermore Lab

The Livermore Earthquake of January 24, 1980. There was considerable damage to the facilities at the Lawrence Livermore Lab. Typical of the damage occurring within the buildings are these overturned bookcases in the library. Other damage occurring inside buildings included damage to light fixtures, acoustic tiles, electronic equipment, lamps, planters and blackboards. Photograph Credit: USGS.