Friday, January 17, 2014

The Northridge Earthquake: 20 Years Ago Today

In Focus looks back on The Northridge Earthquake: 20 Years Ago Toda "On January 17, 1994, at 4:31 am, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, killing more than 60, injuring more than 9,000, and causing widespread damage. Freeways crumbled, gas mains burst and caught fire, apartment complexes collapsed, and power was lost to vast sections of the city. Thousands of buildings were either destroyed outright, or declared unsafe to enter, and later demolished. Twenty years later, here is a look back, in photos. [30 photos]"

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I find it rather chilling that these are photos of Los Angeles and not some developing nation. I remember when this happened and seeing stuff on TV and in magazine, but the Web was new and this kind of reporting wasn't on it yet.

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