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Earthquakes / Ecuador / San Andreas Fault #488205

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1976
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(Studio) 7 killed in Ecuador earthquake in Esmeraldas. 1/4 city reported destroyed. South California hit by earth tremor of 4.5 on Richter scale Thursday Swelling of earth detected along 100-mi. stretch of Sam Andreas Fault.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Palmdale, California) Swelling of earth centered here. Earth lifted up as much as 10 in. in area. [US Geologic Survey Dr. Gary FUIS - still trying to predict when quake will occur.] [WOMAN - doesn't worry about it.] [MAN - worried, but won't move.] [2nd MAN - asks if earthquake each 20 years or tornado each year is safer?] [2nd WOMAN - says she's not scared.] Los Angeles 35 mile away. [Building safety director, Robert WILLIAMS - says have 14,000 hazardous bldgs. in Los Angeles. 1000's would be killed if quake occurred during work day.] Sensors placed in ground to determine effects of bulge.

Chancellor, John;
Neal, Roy

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