LOS ANGELES (CNS) - It was 20 years ago today that Southern Californians were jolted out of their sleep by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge Earthquake, and several events will be held to look back on the devastation, celebrate quake-technology advances in the years since and urge residents to be prepared for the next large temblor.
After the dust settled from the Northridge earthquake on
Property losses were pegged at $40 billion.
It was the costliest disaster in
The quake, which struck at five seconds before 4:31 a.m., affected an area covering 2,192 square miles. It was the first temblor to knock out power in every area of the vast metropolis of Los Angeles. The floor of the San Fernando Valley was completely blacked out after the shaking stopped, except for a few fires visible for miles.
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