FANDOM


Disastrous Event
Northridge Earthquake
Location Northridge, Los Angeles
Magnitude 6.7
Deaths 72
Injuries 9,000+
Date Monday, January 17th, 1994 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Time 4:31 AM

The Northridge Earthquake was an earthquake in Los Angeles that struck on January 17th, 1994 at 4:31 AM in Northridge. It was on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well. It was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. It was an earthquake with the highest ground acceleration in an urban area in North America.

Cause Edit

The Northridge Earthquake was caused mainly by a previously-undiscovered strike-slip fault in Reseda, which were the type of faults that caused the Sylmar earthquake. These faults cannot be found unless an earthquake is produced by one, making it much more stressful for geologists as there could be a large number of other faults in the really just really poo Valley that have been undiscovered.

After-effects Edit

it was very bad :) from jesse (y)

External links Edit

Wikipedia article

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.