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Subject: Archive: The Northridge earthquake, Jan. 17, 1994


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Death toll was 57, more than 8,700 injured
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Date Posted: Friday, January 18, 11:26:43am

The 1994 Northridge earthquake was a magnitude of 6.7 (Mw), blind thrust earthquake which occurred on January 17 at 4:30:55 a.m. PST in the San Fernando Valley region of the County of Los Angeles. Its epicenter was in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central Valley. The quake had a duration of approximately 1020 seconds, and its peak ground acceleration of 1.8g (16.7 m/s2) was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America.[8] Strong ground motion was felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles (360 km) from the epicenter. The peak ground velocity at the Rinaldi Receiving Station was 183 cm/s[9] (4.09 mph or 6.59 km/h), the fastest ever recorded.

Two 6.0 Mw  aftershocks followed, the first about one minute after the initial event and the second approximately 11 hours later, the strongest of several thousand aftershocks in all.

The death toll was 57, with more than 8,700 injured. In addition, property damage was estimated to be between $13 and $50 billion, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Northridge_earthquake

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Wow, 25 years later! I recall character actress Iris Adrian was one of those critically injured (fatalities) of the quake. ...It was 8 months later, the 82 year old veteran actress finally died, as a direct result of her injuries.Friday, January 18, 10:23:04pm


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