Angel Stadium of Anaheim (then known as Anaheim Stadium) suffered some damage when the scoreboard fell into the seats. © 2020 A&E Television Networks, LLC. The Los Angeles City Hall suffered no damage. The city of Santa Monica suffered significant damage. Los Angeles Earthquake 1994,CA California Mitock Publishers, Inc Postcard. British musicians Paul Hardcastle and Simon Harris narrowly escaped injury and were among guests evacuated when the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal City, California where they were staying was damaged during the earthquake. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- On Jan. 17, 1994, a massive earthquake struck the Southland. Many campus buildings were heavily damaged and a parking structure collapsed. Jones claimed that Clinton, while governor of Arkansas, sexually harassed her and then ...read more, On January 17, 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower ends his presidential term by warning the nation about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex. Production came to a halt. Sign up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox. The most notable was to the Santa Monica Freeway, Interstate 10, known as the busiest freeway in the United States, congesting nearby surface roads for three months while the freeway was repaired. This website captures earthquake data from the United States Geological Service and filters it in order to display data specifically for residents in the Los Angeles Area The rebuilt interchange was renamed in his honor a year later.[26]. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Northridge Earthquake of 1994: Ground Motions and Geotechnical Aspects", "Northridge 1994: 6.7 – 1km NNW of Reseda, CA", https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70208422, "Significant Earthquakes of the World 1994", "The Large Aftershocks of the Northridge Earthquake and their Relationship to Mainshock Slip and Fault Zone Complexity", "1994 Quake Still Fresh in Los Angeles Minds", "Show Event – NGDC Natural Hazard Images", "USGS Northridge Earthquake 10th Anniversary", "Southern California Earthquake Data Center". Gazzarri's nightclub suffered irreparable damage and had to be torn down. He likely did not realize until too late in the early morning darkness that the elevated roadway had collapsed. CSUN received financial assistance for its efforts in reestablishing the damaged buildings with monetary gifts from the McCarthy Foundation, the Common Wealth Fund, and the Union Bank Foundation. The earthquake was caused by a blind thrust fault, a … All 58 buildings on campus sustained significant damage, resulting in a $406 million recovery effort (equivalent to $700 million today). [9] Strong ground motion was felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles (350 km) from the epicenter. Afterward, anchors and reporters Stan Chambers and Hal Fishman of KTLA, Laura Diaz and Harold Greene of KABC, John Beard of KTTV, and Michael Tuck, Linda Alvarez and Tritia Toyota of KCBS were doing coverage throughout the day. The exact number of fatalities is unknown, with sources estimating it at 60[1] or "over 60",[16] to 72,[17] where most estimates fall around 60. Earthquake Northridge California 1994 . $14.99 + $1.90 shipping . The Historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood was red-tagged and closed as was the Capital Theater in Glendale due to structural damage. [35] The season five episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Pie" was due to begin shooting on January 17 before stage sets were damaged. The ...read more, Gary Gilmore, convicted in a double murder, is shot to death by a firing squad in Utah, becoming the first person to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. A Quake!" As a result, the state legislature passed a law requiring all hospitals in California to ensure that their acute care units and emergency rooms would be in earthquake-resistant buildings by January 1, 2005. This respiratory disease is caused by inhaling airborne spores of the fungus. [11] The death toll was 57, with more than 8,700 injured. It was 4:31 a.m. when the 6.7-magnitude quake struck the San Fernando Valley, a densely populated area of Los Angeles located 20 miles northeast of the city’s downtown. Werner, S. B. The earthquake also gained worldwide attention because of damage to the vast freeway network, which serves millions of commuters every day. The quake produced unusually strong ground accelerations in the range of 1.0 g. Damage was also caused by fire and landslides. The campus still opened and provided students with mobile classrooms and mobile offices. Additionally, many businesses were forced to relocate or use temporary facilities in order to accommodate structural damage to their original locations or the difficulty accessing them. Enrollment dropped by approximately 1,000 students, leaving some homeless as dormitories were closed due to damage which rendered them unsafe and which required repair.[49]. The lunch meeting occurred at the invitation of Rodman ...read more, Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state clerk, files suit against President Bill Clinton in the federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, on this day in 1994, asking for $700,000 in damages. In response, the California Legislature created the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), which is a publicly managed but privately funded organization that offers minimal coverage. [citation needed] The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and now-gone Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena suffered minor damage. . $11.95 + $1.75 shipping . On January 17, 1994, an earthquake rocks Los Angeles, California, killing 54 people and causing billions of dollars in damages. [50] CSUN also received assistance from government agencies FEMA and OES to support the recovery effort and serve the needs of the local community. Depth: 5 km [55], Section of collapsed low-rise apartment buildings, Lifestyle disruptions in the weeks following. Jama, 277(11), 904-908. Picture Information. 6.8 Colombia. In particular, buildings with an unstable first floor (such as those with parking areas on the bottom) performed poorly. 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A magnitude 6.8 (Ms) earthquake centered under the community of Northridge in the San Fernando Valley shook the entire Los Angeles metropolitan area at 4:31 a.m. local time on Monday, January 17, 1994. [25] LAPD motorcycle officer Clarence Wayne Dean died because of the collapse of the Newhall Pass interchange, falling 40 feet from the damaged connector from southbound 14 to southbound I-5. Warsaw was a battleground since the opening day of fighting in the European theater. The recording venues Capitol Records and Warner Bros. Records were shut down at the time of the quake. Not only were they unable to serve their local neighborhoods, but they also had to transfer out their inpatient populations, which further increased the burden on nearby hospitals that were still operational. The Los Angeles Public Library shut down most of its branches; books were knocked down during the quake. The Northridge earthquake led to a number of legislative changes. As a result, the state legislature passed a law requiring all hospitals in California to ensure that their acute care units and emergency rooms would be in earthquake-resistant buildings by January 1, 2005. Eleven hospitals suffered structural damage and were damaged or rendered unusable. Several highways also suffered critical failures, but only one police officer died, when his vehicle plunged off an overpass. The first divorce in Ireland, granted to a terminally ill man who wished to marry his new partner, was a harbinger of the decline of the Catholic Church’s power over the Republic. The Northridge earthquake of 1994 registered 6.7 on the magnitude scale. Significant Earthquakes and Faults Chronological Earthquake Index Northridge Earthquake. [32] Most of the cases occurred immediately downwind of the landslides. Still, the quake caused a huge amount of property damage over a wide area, especially in the beach community of Santa Monica, even though it was relatively far from the epicenter. On January 17, 1994, the Northridge Earthquake rocked the L.A. area causing billions in damage, thousands of injuries and 60 fatalities. Farther north, the Newhall Pass interchange of Interstate 5 (the Golden State Freeway) and State Route 14 (the Antelope Valley Freeway) collapsed as it had 23 years earlier in the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, even though it had been rebuilt with minor improvements to the structural components. The real quake struck only weeks before filming was completed. Damage from the Northridge earthquake is seen in a photo in January 1994. AP PHOTOS: 1994 LA quake caused widespread devastation ... the violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise … All Rights Reserved. For example, the original 35 mm master films for the 1960s sitcom My Living Doll were destroyed.[37]. [46] In addition, the newly completed student parking structure C collapsed, and had to be demolished. First, the quake struck in the middle of the night while nearly everyone was at home in their beds. UCLA and other local universities were also shut down. Their mother died when Anne was still an infant, and the children were left largely to their own devices in the bleak parsonage in Haworth, a remote village in Yorkshire, ...read more, On January 17, 1865, Union General William T. Sherman’s army is rained in at Savannah, Georgia, as it waits to begin marching into the Carolinas. The coup occurred with the foreknowledge of John L. Stevens, the U.S. ...read more, On January 17, 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million ($29 million today) from the Brink's Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. [44] The 6.7 magnitude earthquake damaged several buildings as well as destroying all communications, such as telephone lines and causing computer systems to shut down. His remarks, issued during a televised farewell address to the American people, were particularly significant since Ike had ...read more, The inspiration came from the Beatles, the financing came from Screen Gems, the music came from Don Kirshner and the stars came from an exhaustive audition process that began with this ad in Daily Variety in September 1965: Madness! [42] Metrolink leased equipment from Amtrak, San Francisco's Caltrain and Toronto, Canada's GO Transit to handle the sudden onslaught of passengers. [clarification needed] Also, ABC's General Hospital, which shoots in Los Angeles, was heavily affected. Damage to the system resulted in water pressure dropping to zero in some areas; this predictably affected success in fighting subsequent fires. Six new stations opened in six weeks. NBC's The Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno, took place in the NBC Studios in Burbank, close to the epicenter of the quake. In the weeks following the quake, many San Fernando Valley residents had either lost their homes entirely or experienced structural damage too severe to continue living in them without making repairs. [23], Sixteen people were killed as a result of the collapse of the Northridge Meadows apartment complex. As much of Santa Monica stands on soil that is less solid than bedrock, it suffered severe ground movement during the earthquake. The seismic event killed two CSUN students at the Northridge Meadows Complex along with 14 other residents. Roaring like a freight train from hell, the Northridge earthquake threw sleeping Angelenos from their beds at 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994. [15], Damage occurred up to 85 miles (137 km) away, with the most damage in the west San Fernando Valley, and the cities and neighborhoods of Santa Monica, Hollywood, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita. Sherman reasoned that ...read more, On January 17, 1953, a prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car makes its debut at General Motors’ (GM) Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean morning show asked those people tuned in to stay out of their homes. Two key factors were critical in reducing the casualties. The Republic of Ireland legally grants a divorce for the first time following a 1995 referendum. The Northridge earthquake of 1994 was an earthquake that struck the densely populated San Fernando Valley in southern California on January 17, 1994. FEMA/Robert A. Eplett. Because of these revelations, building codes were revised. The peak ground velocity at the Rinaldi Receiving Station was 183 centimetres per second (4.1 mph; 6.6 km/h),[10] the fastest ever recorded. On January 17, 1994, at 4:31 am, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, killing more than 60, injuring more … The slides were caused by a major earthquake … What makes an earthquake "significant"? The Los Angeles Unified School District closed local schools throughout the area, which reopened one week later. Some 3,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, and the earthquake is counted among the most hazardous in U.S. history. The Northridge earthquake was the third major earthquake to occur in California after the earthquake of 1971 in San Fernando and the 1989 San Francisco-Oakland earthquake. Five days later, it was estimated that between 40,000 and 60,000 customers were still without public water service. Rail service was briefly interrupted, with full Amtrak and expanded Metrolink service resuming in stages in the days after the quake. Although the vast majority of homes in the area, with the exception of a few particular neighborhoods, were relatively unaffected; many feared an aftershock to rival or exceed the severity of the first one. More specifically, Thursday’s earthquake was the largest in Southern California since Jan. 17, 1994, when the magnitude-6.7 Northridge earthquake (which … [33], Eleven hospitals suffered structural damage and were damaged or rendered unusable. Enter a year from 1900 to 2020 Search. A violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep and caused widespread devastation on January 17, 1994 Now more than two decades later, these remarkable images show how … California State University, Northridge, was the closest university to the epicenter. Schneider, E., Hajjeh, R. A., Spiegel, R. A., Jibson, R. W., Harp, E. L., Marshall, G. A., . An estimated $350 million (equivalent to $600 million today) was used to supply the number of trailers and domes which housed classes and administration offices. As a means of maintaining first-strike ...read more, On the Hawaiian Islands, a group of American sugar planters under Sanford Ballard Dole overthrow Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, and establish a new provincial government with Dole as president. The 1994 Los Angeles Earthquake happened when a blind thrust fault occured on an very populated area undergoing compressional stress that has rocks that deform in a ductile fashion overlying rocks that deform in a crumbly fashion. Interruptions to road transport caused Metrolink to experiment with service to Camarillo in February and Oxnard in April,[40][41] which continues today as the Ventura County Line, and extended the Antelope Valley Line almost ten years ahead of schedule. 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