The Coalinga earthquake

CoalingawebThe Coaling earthquake, May 2, 1983. This strong 6.5 quake did most of its damage in the town’s business district, where almost every building was destroyed or heavily damaged. It also provided a bit of a miracle: nobody was killed. I shot this picture the next day, when we were able to see the magnitude of this quake and after the media battled with the Fresno County sheriff for the right to access.

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