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San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. Section of 24-inch by 3/8- inch plate pipe telescoped at a mechanically coupled joint (coupling removed) from the Maclay Reservoir outlet line on Foothill Boulevard in the Sylmar area. 1971.
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February 9, 1971, San Fernando Earthquake. Demonstrating the vulnerability of the modern urban society to the damaging effects of a nearby earthquake. Overturned equipment at the Sylmar electrical converter station. Power distribution to more than 600,000 customers in southern California was disrupted because of widespread damage to electrical power facilities. Photo by T. L. Youd. Los Angeles County, California. 1971. Published in U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1360 as Figure 2-C. 1985.
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San Fernando Earthquake. February 1971. Oblique air view southeast down Cometa Street at corner of Fernmont Street. The main trace of left lateral and thrust displacement crosses Cometa Street at the Barricades (TOP CENTER), extensive fractures due to differential movement of pavement and curb blocks. Feb 11, 1970.
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San Fernando Earthquake, February 9, 1971, 6:01am PST. (Roll 10, Frame 4). Oblique air view northeast into Pacoima Canyon, of housing development northeast of Shinsaw Ave., and Hubbard Street. (Far northeast corner of Sylmar Area). Many homes in this area were condemned due to damage during the quake. Hazy portion of picture is due to dust clouds produced by landslides which continue for several days after quake. Feb 11, 1971.
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San Fernando Earthquake. February 1971. Collapsed overpass at interchange of Highways 5 (GOLDEN STATE FREEWAY), and 210 (FOOTHILL FREEWAY), seismic shaking, compression, and extension along length of roadway are all responsible for damage, view looking east. Overpass was completed but not all segments were yet in service. San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall at right, Feb 11, 1971.
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San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. Stud framing, showing holes torn in the tar paper exterior of a new frame house 0.3 mile east of Veterans Hospital. 1971.
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San Fernando Earthquake, February 9, 1971, 6:01am PST. [Location centered at 34 degrees 24.67 minutes north, 118 degrees 24.04 west. Magnitude 6.6. Depth 8.4 km. The total surface rupture was roughly 19 km long with a maximum slip of 2 meters. Also known as the Sylmar Earthquake. This earthquake caused $500 million in property damage and 65 deaths, most deaths occurred at the Veteran's Administration Hospital.] Scarp in front of Foothill Nursing Home on Foothill Blvd, near Vaughn Street. The Nursing Home pictured was extensively damaged during the quake. View towards southeast. Feb 11, 1971.
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San Fernando Earthquake. February 1971. Fence that spans part of the shear zone was shoved out over curb, view to northwest along southwest side of Bromont, this photo is nearly across the street from the house in Photo wreb0525 and both are about 100 feet southeast of the displaced curb in Photo wreb0524. Feb 11, 1970.
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San Fernando Earthquake. February 1971. Oblique air view near California National Guard Building, 0,1 mile, north of foothill nursing home, scarps and fractures evident in field on pavement, bulldozers have been active since quake, view looking east. Feb 11, 1970.
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San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. Side views of sections of a 49.5-inch (outside) diameter x 1/4-inch welded steel pipe A 283 Gr.C., showing a mechanically coupled joint failure with 2-inch diameter rods (on exterior) from the Granada Trunk line in the Metropolitan Water District corridor. 1971.
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San Fernando Earthquake, February 9, 1971, 6:01am PST. Trace of the main reverse fault where it crosses Little Tujunga Road. By the time this photograph was taken 0830 11 February 1971) a dirt ramp at right had been built up the scarp. The scarp indicates more than 1-meter reverse dip-slip movement. The fence indicates little strike-slip displacement at this place, which is near the last end of the line of surface rupture. 8:30AM Feb. 11, 1971.
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San Fernando Earthquake. February 1971. Buckled and overthrust paving and curb on Gladstone Street, just south-east of Arroyo, damaged stairway in background, Joe Ziony, USGS, inspecting damage, This location is just off the the lower edge of oblique air view. View looking toward north-north-east. Feb 11, 1970.
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San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. Collapsed highway overpass, INTERSTATE 5 and 14. Februrary 1971.
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San Fernando Earthquake. February 1971. Hedge and lawn buckled along thrust/shear trace at 12681 Cometa Street (SW SIDE OF COMETA, 2ND HOUSE SE OF FERNMONT), view to west along fault trace. Feb 11, 1970.


map background search result map search result map Landslide(?) damage to lower Van Norman Dam. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Damaged steel-reinforced concrete support on Interstates 5 and 14. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Fallen stair tower of Olive View Hospital. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Damaged Los Angeles County ambulance under collapsed covered parking at Olive View Hospital. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Landslide and other damage at lower Van Norman Dam. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Stud framing, showing holes torn in the tar paper exterior of a new frame house. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Section of 24-inch by 3/8- inch plate pipe telescoped at a mechanically coupled joint (coupling removed). San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. Side views of sections of a welded steel pipe, showing a mechanically coupled joint failure. San Fernando, California, Earthquake. 1971. Landslide(?) damage to lower Van Norman Dam. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Damaged steel-reinforced concrete support on Interstates 5 and 14. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Fallen stair tower of Olive View Hospital. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Damaged Los Angeles County ambulance under collapsed covered parking at Olive View Hospital. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Landslide and other damage at lower Van Norman Dam. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Stud framing, showing holes torn in the tar paper exterior of a new frame house. San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. 1971. Section of 24-inch by 3/8- inch plate pipe telescoped at a mechanically coupled joint (coupling removed). San Fernando, California, Earthquake February 1971. Side views of sections of a welded steel pipe, showing a mechanically coupled joint failure. San Fernando, California, Earthquake. 1971.