Posted by: coastcontact | August 23, 2011

Earthquake – Northridge 1994 Magnitude 6.7

Northridge Earthquake Apartment Building

Aerial photo of Santa Monica Freeway

Aerial photo of Santa Monica Freeway

Freeway Collapse Northridge Earthquake 1994

It was 4:30 a.m. on January 17, 1994 when the house rumbled and swayed.  “Everybody into the hall”, I yelled.  With the doors closed to the bedrooms we sat there on the floor until the swaying had stopped.  Our neighbor was pounding on the front door.  He yelled, “Is everybody OK?”  That is when we left the hall and I opened the front door.

We were all OK and the damage was minor.  I missed two days of work because the freeways had collapsed.

New York City, Washington – what you experienced was a minor shake.  Here in Los Angeles we just go back to work.  Around the Pacific Ocean we are not alone.  Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault are here.

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