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A bulldozer begins to tear down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway Jan. 19, 1994 that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. Commuters were urged to leave for work two hours earlier due to the 300 foot section of the road that was closed.
What was it like to live through the Northridge earthquake? What happened in the minutes following the devastating event? What if we'd had Twitter in those days?
As a part of our anniversary coverage, we'll be faux-live tweeting the quake as it happened 20 years ago — and as if Twitter existed back then.
You can keep up with us on Twitter @KPCC or follow along below for real time updates with quotes, photos and more. (Our live tweets will begin at 4:31 a.m. Jan. 17, but you'll be able to catch up here.)
This is one in a weeklong series of stories on KPCC leading up to Friday's 20th anniversary of the devastating 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The series will explore the quake's history, its effects and its legacy. You can view more stories on our Northridge Anniversary page. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page, on Twitter ("@" mention @KPCC) and in the comments below.