The Earthquake of 1983

The Earthquake of 1983 (HM17F1)

Location: Coalinga, CA 93210 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 8.392', W 120° 21.622'

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On May 2nd, 1983 at 4:42 P.M. a major earthquake of 6.7 magnitude lasting 45 seconds destroyed 54 buildings in downtown Coalinga. Only 31 people were injured and miraculously there were no deaths.
The earthquake also destroyed over 300 homes and caused major damage to schools and utilities. Every home suffered damage - every person suffered loss. Heirlooms, pictures, crystal, antiques...
This plaza was reconstructed through the efforts of the community and its neighbors. This plaque is in remembrance of this devastating event and a tribute to all those who have helped rebuild the community.
HM NumberHM17F1
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 737508 N 4002689
Decimal Degrees36.13986667, -120.36036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.392', W 120° 21.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 23.52" N, 120° 21' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210, US
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