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EARTHQUAKES IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, 1980-1984

Wall Damage to Building in Downtown Coalinga

The Coalinga Earthquake of May 2, 1983. Damage to building at 187 South 6th Street, in the downtown area. Collapse of a second-story 20-cm bearing wall caused partial collapse of the roof. There was complete separation of veneer brick on the right-hand unreinforced masonry wall. Photograph Credit: USGS (M. Hopper).