By Olga Grigoryants | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 6:23 pm When the Jan. 17 1994 Northridge earthquake shook his home, Cary Van Ausdall didn’t have much time to assess damage to his Santa Clarita house. Instead, as a Red Cross volunteer, he raced out assist residents impacted by the disaster. The 25th anniversary of the devastating earthquake, he said, is a reminder that the city should be prepared for the next big one. “Being prepared will get you an opportunity to sleep at night,” he said. Ausdall joined local leaders at California State University, Northridge to mark the 25th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and discuss what the city has done to prepare for the next large jolt. The 6.7 earthquake struck at 4:31 a.m on Jan. 17, 1994, killing 57 people, injuring over 5,000 residents and causing widespread damage. Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg thanks CSUN President … [Read more...] about 25 years later, local leaders gather to share lessons learned after Northridge quake
The 1994 Northridge earthquake killed more than 50 people and created widespread devastation in Los Angeles. The earthquake was one of the world’s most expensive natural disasters, causing an estimated $US35 billion in damage. Twenty-five years after the quake, scientists are warning of the next “Big One,” which could wreak even more havoc in California. As scientists warn of the next big earthquake in California, a devastating tragedy in Los Angeles may offer insight into what’s to come. Twenty-five years ago today, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Northridge, an area just northwest of LA, destroying thousands of residences and leaving around 22,000 people displaced from their homes. Read more:We could see twice as many big earthquakes this year, scientists warn – because the equator has shrunk Studies now estimate that the earthquake caused $US35 billion in damage, making it not only the costliest earthquake in US history, but one of the most … [Read more...] about Devastating photos show the damage from the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles. It could pale in comparison to the next ‘Big One.’
John Antczak, Associated Press Updated 10:48 pm PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, Interstate 10, the Santa Monica Freeway, split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours in Los Angeles. Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. less FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, Interstate 10, the Santa Monica Freeway, split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours in Los Angeles. Twenty-five ... more Photo: Eric Draper, AP Photo: Eric Draper, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 FILE - In this … [Read more...] about Northridge earthquake shattered Los Angeles 25 years ago
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?
By Dennis McCarthy | PUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:25 am Jan 17, 1994 – 4:30 a.m. – one minute before a massive 6.7 earthquake rocked our world. Mitch Schuster is standing at an elevator outside the emergency room at Northridge Hospital waiting for an orderly to take his pregnant wife, Vicki, to the delivery room upstairs. She’s in a world of pain and Mitch is losing patience waiting. The elevator door opens and he begins to wheel his wife in, but changes his mind at the last moment. He’ll give the orderly another minute. That minute saved their baby’s life. They would have been stuck in a dark elevator when the earthquake knocked out power in the hospital – with no doctor or nurse there to cut off the umbilical cord wrapped around their baby’s neck, choking him as he came out. Vicki would have her baby in the emergency room surrounded by dozens of trauma patients arriving by the minute. Joshua, they … [Read more...] about Dennis McCarthy: From the rubble of the Northridge earthquake, the best of humanity shined