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Published June 1932 | Published
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The earthquake in Santa Monica Bay, California, on August 30, 1930


An earthquake which barely attained destructive violence over a small area occurred at about 4:40 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on August 30, 1930 (at 0^h 40^M, G.C.T., on August 31, 1930. It originated near the coast a short distance west of Santa Monica, a suburb of Los Angeles., California. The shock was perceptible at distances up to about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the adopted epicenter given below.

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Copyright © 1932, by the Seismological Society of America. Received January 7, 1932.

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