July 1952 Kern County, USA Images

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South of Bakersfield. Affected area: 414,000 square kilometers. Damage: $50 million. This was the main shock of the series of earthquakes that struck this area. It was the largest earthquake in the United States since 1906. Several hundred people were injured. Nine of the deaths resulted from the collapse of a brick wall in Tehachapi.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: July 1952 Kern County, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 35.0
S: 35.0
E: -119.017
W: -119.017
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: July 1952 Kern County, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Earthquakes
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Earthquakes
Place keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > California
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