L.A. Now Live: 20th anniversary of Northridge earthquake

Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Doug Smith and Bob Pool at 9 a.m. Friday as they talk about their experience reporting on the Northridge earthquake 20 years ago.

Pool lived not far from the epicenter and will discuss both the personal and professional challenges he faced after the magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked the region. In addition to covering Northridge, Smith has been part of a L.A. Times team that reported numerous buildings were approved for construction on or near faults in the region without extensive seismic review. State and city leaders have since called for greater earthquake safety initiatives.

Readers who experienced the earthquake are welcome to join in on the conversation and share their memories.