Every day. A strong earthquake shook the Los Angeles region on January 17, 1994, at 4:30 am Pacific Standard Time (12:30 UT). Shaken Los Angeles firefighters helped save the day in 1994, The Northridge Earthquake: Then and now in slideable photos, Remembering the 1994 Northridge earthquake: 70 readers share their memories (map), Babies born during Northridge Earthquake meet for the first time, Twenty years after Northridge, earthquake prediction still unpredictable, Photos: A look back at the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Joshua “When the walls came tumbling down” Schuster and Ryan “I was almost born in a supply closet” O’Donoghue are turning 20 today, and the story their parents were telling the other day about the morning their sons were born had made them family legends. The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Northridge Earthquake: 1994 quake still fresh in Los Angeles minds after 20 years The 4:31 a.m. jolt hit Los Angeles from 11 miles deep, shaking it from its slumber w… Box labeled "FIG.

About. Look back at this defining moment in San Fernando Valley history. It was the day after the great Northridge Earthquake and we were not far from the epicenter.

The earthquake occurred beneath Northridge, a suburb in the San Fernando Valley, 30 km northwest of Los Angeles (see map on next page). Roman numerals give average Modified Mercalli intensities for the regions between isoseismals; Arabic numerals represent intensities in individual communides.

Battalion Chief Larry Schneider, wedged on the floor between his cot and the wall at the new Fire Station 28 in Porter Ranch, kept his cool. The earthquake babies may have never met, but they shared some serious history. NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE OF JANUARY 17,1994 122 120 36 34 32 Felt at Intensity VI Felt Not Felt 32 120 Figure 1. After the early-morning Northridge Earthquake laid waste to much of the San Fernando Valley, we still had a paper to put out. The 4:31 a.m. jolt hit Los Angeles from 11 miles deep, shaking it from its slumber with a temblor that would topple freeways, ignite fires and inflict $49 billion in overall damage to homes and businesses, killing dozens of Angelenos. Impact Summary; Technical Summary; Northridge California Earthquake January 17, 1994 Greater Los Angeles area residents were shaken out of their beds by the most severe urban temblor since the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. Contact, chat, social media. See buildings, freeways, bridges and more destroyed by the Northridge Earthquake in a special interactive that lets you slide between what they looked like after Jan. 17, 1994, and what they look like in 2014. With no services (and no cell phones — it was 1994, after all) and a newsroom that looked like it had been hit by more than one bomb, the Daily News staff had to scramble not just for a day but for weeks to produce the newspaper. 1994-01-17 12:30:55 UTC Contributed by CI 3 ; Moment Tensor Fault Plane Solution Contributed by US 4 DUPUTEL; View Nearby Seismicity Time Range ± Three Weeks Search Radius 250.0 km Magnitude Range ≥ 3.0 ANSS Comcat ; For More Information. After the quake, we had a paper to put out. Northridge Earthquake: 1994 quake still fresh in Los Angeles minds after 20 years. The Los Angeles News Group asked readers across the region to share their memories of Jan. 17, 1994 when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Northridge at 4:30 a.m. What we received were some touching, frightful, and honest responses from many residents who remember their harrowing experiences, feelings of fear, and some wonderful stories on how neighbors and communities came together to help one another. Significant Earthquakes and Faults Chronological Earthquake Index Northridge Earthquake.