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Are We Safer Than When the Northridge Earthquake Shook L.A. 25 Years Ago?

An earthquake expert gives us the lay of the (shaky) land
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A Disco Queen, a Catastrophic Earthquake, and a Broken Grammy Award

Twenty-five years after the Northridge quake, Thelma Houston reclaims her statuette

A Brief Tour of L.A.’s Secret Ruins

From a crumbled mansion in Altadena to a ghost town outside Santa Clarita

Los Angeles’ Earthquake Response Plan Gets a Shakedown

The mayor's new proposal (otherwise known as Resilience by Design) could minimize destruction in the wake of the Big One

CityDig: Mapping L.A.’s Shaky Relationship With Earthquakes

Robert P. Masse and James W. Dewey are experts on determining epicenters and locating sources of quakes. This map gives a visual description of the destruction caused by the larger earthquakes that have struck greater L.A.

The Northridge Earthquake: “Like a Punch Delivered from Below”

It’s been two decades since the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake shook Los Angeles to its core. Richard Andrews presided over the Herculean effort to make the city whole again