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Report on physical effects of Arvin earthquake of July 21, 1952

[Sacramento] : State of California, Dept. of Public Works, Division of Water Resources, 1952, 16p - PDF (330.326 1952 R46)

The State Engineer sent field investigators to the Kern County, California area immediately after the main shock to observe, map, and plot physical effects, to gather available scientific data and to photograph certain features for a permanent record. The purpose of this report is to describe physical effects of the shocks with particular regard to existing hydraulic engineering works, and to determine from study of the effects how more properly to locate and design similar works in the future to minimize potential earthquake damage.

Available online: http://nisee.berkeley.edu/documents/elib/www/documents/201106/arvin-earthquake-1952.pdf (6 MB)