The Northridge Earthquake: 25 Years Ago

 

For the last 7 years I have been traveling from the East Hollywood area to Northridge, CA to visit my in-laws. However I heard of, via the news, of the historical and devastating Northridge earthquake 25 years ago. On At 4:31 am on Jan. 17, 1994, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake rocked the San Fernando Valley. With it came a lot of damage, displacement, and rebuilding for the quake’s epicenter of Northridge and the surrounding towns, counties, the greater Los Angeles area as a whole.

On this episode of Ghost Town we discuss the Northridge earthquake, it’s relevance to other large quakes, and a first hand account of the experience.

Photo: Vice

Photo: Vice

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Photo: The Atlantic

Photo: The Atlantic

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Photo: AP News

Photo: AP News