Here are the biggest earthquakes in California history

Damage from the Northridge earthquake
(Los Angeles Times)

Friday’s 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest was among the most powerful quakes in California history.

But its remote location made it far less destructive and deadly than smaller quakes whose epicenters were in urban areas.

Here’s a rundown:


Source: California Department of Conservation

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