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									1952 Kern County earthquake
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The 1952 Kern County earthquake occurred on July 21, 1952, in Kern                                      1952 Kern County earthquake
County, California, with a magnitude of 7.3 on the moment magnitude
scale.[1] It was the largest earthquake to strike Southern California since the
Fort Tejon earthquake of 1857 and the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, causing
immense and widespread damage. The main shock killed 12 people, injured
18 and caused more than $50 million in property damage. Damage occurred
as far away as Los Angeles, where six people were killed. It was followed by
several aftershocks, at least 20 of which were magnitude 5.0 or greater,
including a magnitude 5.8 on August 22 that killed two more people. The
quake occurred on the White Wolf Fault and was the strongest quake in
California since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

See also
      Earthquakes in California
      List of earthquakes in the United States

References
                                                                                                    Date                    21 July 1952 11:52(UTC)
   1. ^ a b "SCEDC Kern County Earthquake"             . Southern California Earthquake
                                                                                                    Magnitude               7.3 M w
      Center. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
                                                                                                    Epicenter               35.00°N 119.01°W [1 ]

External links                                                                                      Countries or regions USA, California

                                                                                                    Casualties              14
      Historic Earthquakes: Kern County, California            at the United States
      Geological Survey
      Kern County Earthquake           at the Southern California Earthquake Center



  V   · T· E·                                                    Significant California earthquakes
        Very Large      1857 Fort Tejon (7.9) · 1872 Lone Pine (7.8) · 1906 San Francisco (7.8) · 1952 Kern County (7.3) ·
  (7.0 or greater)      1992 Cape Mendocino (7.2) · 1992 Landers (7.3) · 1999 Hector Mine (7.1) · 2010 Baja California (7.2) ·

                        1812 Wrightwood (6.9) · 1868 Hayward (6.8) · 1925 Santa Barbara (6.8) · 1933 Long Beach (6.4) · 1940 El Centro (6.9) ·
                Large
                        1971 San Fernando (6.6) · 1979 Imperial Valley (6.4) · 1983 Coalinga (6.5) · 1984 Morgan Hill (6.2) · 1989 Loma Prieta (6.9) ·
            (6.0-6.9)
                        1992 Big Bear (6.4) · 1994 Northridge (6.7) · 2003 San Simeon (6.5) · 2004 Parkfield (6.0) · 2010 Eureka (6.5) ·
          Moderate
                        1987 Whittier Narrows (5.9) · 2007 Alum Rock (5.6) · 2008 Chino Hills (5.4) ·
   (less than 6.0)



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