M 6.7 Northridge, California Earthquake
January 17, 1994

Additional images for this earthquake available on CD-ROM


One of the few sites of ground liquefaction, and the most significant, was Kings Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach, 27 miles from the epicenter

While only a few unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs) exist in the epicentral region (since it is of more recent development), a number of the URMs were severely damaged

Another type of vulnerable construction is the nonductile reinforced concrete building built before the mid-1970s; partial collapses of two such buildings occurred

This modern wood-frame residential building on Sherman Way had a central driveway, and it collapsed inward over unbraced entrances to first-story parking