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Landslides are known to have occurred in the Santa Cruz Mountains during both the October 8, 1865, earthquake (M 6.5) ... [Read more]

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This is part of The History of Floods on the San Lorenzo River in the City of Santa Cruz.

In addition to quantitative measurements, (see Table) the public reaction as found in newspaper stories is another good way to compare the levels and severity of different floods. ..." [More]

Excerpted from Degree of Damage and Public Reaction to Floods by Daniel McMahon