The Northridge Earthquake, 20 years later

On the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Northridge hit the Los Angeles area, collapsing several buildings, destroying stretches of freeways, and sparking several fires in the area. At final count, the quake resulted in at least 57 deaths and rendered about 125,000 people homeless.

In the days leading up to Friday's 20th anniversary of the devastating 1994 Northridge Earthquake, KPCC will explore the quake's history, its effects and its legacy. Let us know your story on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or sign up to become a source for KPCC reporters.



Photos: Then & Now

KPCC photographer Maya Sugarman revisited some iconic images of damage from the devastating Northridge earthquake of 1994. See what remains and how much has changed by sliding between images taken shortly after the earthquake, and photos of the same areas now.



Timeline: The 1994 Northridge Quake

See a timeline of key events connected to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and its aftermath in the days, weeks, months and years that followed. The quake resulted in at least 57 deaths, more than 9,000 injured, and cost $20 billion in damage.


Introducing: KPCC's Earthquake tracker

Earthquake Tracker is KPCC's ongoing project to keep a record of seismic activity in California, provide links to reference materials and resources and begin a discussion about earthquake preparedness.

Earthquake information is updated four times a day, and comes from U.S. Geological Survey real-time data. Quaternary fault line GIS data is from the USGS.

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