Children and the San Fernando earthquake

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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Before dawn, on February 9, 1971, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred in the San Fernando Valley of California. On the following day, theSan Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic, through radio and newspapers, offered mental health crises services to children frightened by the earthquake. Response to this invitation was immediate and almost overwhelming. During the first 2 weeks, the Clinic's staff counseled hundreds of children who were experiencing various degrees of anxiety. 

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Children and the San Fernando earthquake
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 12
Issue 5
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 190
Last page 192
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