The morning of April 29, 1965, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the state of Washington. It centered in the Puget Sound, which is 15 miles south of Seattle.

In the evening service on April 29, 1965, in Los Angeles, California, Brother Branham preached, "Choosing Of A Bride." He began by addressing the concerns the people had asked him about the earthquakes.

The year before, the March 1964 Alaskan earthquake caused damage down the coast. By April 1965, several quakes had already occurred in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska (and other large ones had occurred around the world). Earlier that morning, the earthquake had struck the state of Washington. Concerned by these recent earthquakes, people had asked Brother Branham if he thought the quakes would continue down the West Coast to where they were in Los Angeles, California. That night, Brother Branham approached the subject at the beginning of his sermon.
Within the sermon, Brother Branham retold about the experience he had in Sunset when the whirlwind came down and he was told, “Judgment is striking the West Coast.”

Then he told of a vision he had of the preview of the Bride on July 3, 1964. (The first time he told about this was in his sermon, The Masterpiece. July 5, 1964. Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA.)

At the end of the sermon, Choosing Of A Bride, Brother Branham gave solemn warnings concerning the way people live and what God requires of them. Shortly after that, the people’s questions about the earthquakes were answered.

That night, Brother Branham was told what he had said at the end of the service. When he was told about the reference to Capernaum, he looked in the Bible and found where Jesus rebuked Capernaum. "And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." [Matthew 11:23--24; also found in Luke 10:15]
The complete audio excerpt concerning the California earthquake prophecy from "Choosing of a Bride"