Here Are Some of the Biggest Earthquakes in California History

Damage from the Northridge earthquake is seen in a photo in January 1994. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Damage from the Northridge earthquake is seen in a photo in January 1994. (Credit: 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:

A table shows a rundown of California's major earthquakes, according to the California Department of Conservation. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

A table shows a rundown of California’s major earthquakes, according to the California Department of Conservation. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

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