Have you lived through a major earthquake?

Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Sylmar, California. Federal officials are still trying to measure the amount of damage from the earthquake and said freeways suffered at least $100 million in damage. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Sylmar, California. Federal officials are still trying to measure the amount of damage from the earthquake and said freeways suffered at least $100 million in damage. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)
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For many, the most devastating part of surviving an earthquake is not the shaking but the hard fought path to recovery.

KPCC is working on a nine-part series looking at what a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would mean for Los Angeles, and we would love to hear your stories. Have you lived through a devastating earthquake? How did it change your life and what was the road to recovery like for you?

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