ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) Earthquakes occur in California and S.E. USSR . Tass news agency describes light damage near Bukhara. Quake registers 4.9 on Richter scale in California near Los Angeles and rolls past Santa Barbara. Report on California earthquake territory.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Palmdale, California) San Andreas Fault lies 600 mile long from Mexico to San Francisco. 4500 square mile of land near fault bulged upward. Land has risen 10 in. in past 15 years in some places. [California Institution Tech. Dr. Clarence ALLEN - says bulge significant and related to stresses of forces building up along fault that will be related in next quake.] Last major quake occurred in February 1971. Film shown. Bulge appeared before that quake. [ALLEN - observed uplifts prior to other quakes.] 10,000 live in Palmdale, which is on bulge. [WOMAN - says quake inevitable.] [MAN - says can't do anything about it.] Recommendations made to reinforce older bldgs. and update local disaster plans. Little public concern generated.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
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