2079 Los Angeles earthquake This earthquake was of magnitude 10.2, the strongest yet recorded using the Richter scale to date. It occurred at 0229UTC on August 7, 2079, and 34088 people were killed.

The impacts

This earthquake caused $890 billion in damages, to become the worlds costliest natural disaster.


It took 25 years to rebuild those areas affected by the earthquake, at a cost of $22 trillion, mainly for the cost of the latest earthquake proofing technology.