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United States of America (the): Earthquake: 2003/12/22 Country Information on DRR

Period 2003/12/22
Country or District United States of America (the)
Event Type Earthquake
Outline Two people died when a building collapsed after a strong earthquake jolted the central California coast Monday and sent tremors from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The quake registered a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 when it hit about 11:15 a.m. (2:15 p.m. ET), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC news 2003/12/23
Power supplies to about 40,000 people were cut and more than 80 buildings were damaged in the quake, which had a magnitude of 6.5.

CNN news 2003/12/23
Earthquake collapses historic building, killing 2

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USGS National Earthquake Information Center


BBC news 2003/12/23
In pictures: California quake