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09/02/1971 Earthquake hits San Fernando Valley

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1971 SYLMAR EARTHQUAKE

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San Fernando Valley Sylmar Earthquake (1971)

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Earthquake Emergency Response 1971 California

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San Fernando Earthquake - 1971 | Today In History | 9 Feb 17

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Earthquake 1971!

The San Fernando earthquake occurred in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California. The unanticipated thrust earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Ms scale, and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI. The event was one in a series that affected the Los Angeles area in the late 20th century.