A detailed look at the stateâ€™s most terrifying and destructive disastersâ€”photos included.
Home to hundreds of faults, California leads the nation in frequency of earthquakes every year. And despite enduring their share of the natural disasters, residents still speculate over the inevitable â€śbig one.â€ť
More than three thousand people lost their lives during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Long Beachâ€™s 1933 earthquake caused nearly $50 million in damages. And the Northridge earthquake injured thousands and left a $550 million economic hit. In this book, historian Abraham Hoffman explores the personal accounts and aftermath of Californiaâ€™s most destructive tremors.