Northridge earthquake
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The Northridge earthquake

Before dawn, repair begins on the collapsed 5 Freeway. (Los Angeles Times )

Gas from a ruptured supply line burns as water from a broken water main floods Balboa Boulevard in the Granada Hills area of Los Angeles. The fire from the gas main destroyed two homes, right.

 (Lenny Ignelzi / AP)

A police motorcycle officer died after the collapse of a transition bridge between the 14 and 5 freeways.

 (Steve Dykes / Los Angeles Times)

A damaged house in Fillmore six months after the  Northridge quake. 

 (Joe Pugliese / Los Angeles Times)

Construction workers and investigators begin demolition at the remains of the Northridge Meadows apartment complex.

 (Richard Derk / Los Angeles Times)

Bricks and debris surround a building on Hollywood Boulevard after the Northridge earthquake. 

 (Rene Macura / AP)

The 10 freeway split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard during the Northridge quake. 

 (Eric Draper / AP)

Cal State Northridge students walk past a collapsed parking structure on campus. 

 (Mark J. Terrill / AP)

The destroyed Bullocks department store at Northridge Fashion Center. 

 (Los Angeles Times)

The Kaiser Permanente outpatient center in Northridge after the quake.

 (Alcorn, Jonathan / For the Times)

A portion of the Bullock’s department store in the Northridge Fashion Center collapsed in the Northridge earthquake. 

 (Reed Saxon / AP)

The Northridge Meadows apartment complex, in which 16 people died when the upper floors collapsed onto the so-called soft story ground floor.

 (Nick Ut / AP)

The covered body of Los Angeles Police Officer Clarence Wayne Dean lies near his motorcycle, which plunged off the 14 Freeway overpass that collapsed onto Interstate 5.

 (Douglas C. Pizac / AP)

Fillmore’s Cental Market was one of the many buildings and businesses hard hit by the Northridge earthquake.

 (AH¥Alan Hagman / Los Angeles Times)
Damaged apartments in Sherman Oaks. (Khan, Irfan / Los Angeles Times)