1994 Northridge Earthquake: If It Happened Today

This map illustrates the potential impact if the Northridge earthquake, which jolted Southern California on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, happened today.

The magnitude-6.7 earthquake was, at the time, the most costly natural disaster ever in the United States at $20 billion in damage and $49 billion in economic loss.

Los Angeles County's population was an estimated 9 million people in 1994. Today, it's around 10.1 million with nearly 4 million in the city of Los Angeles alone.

Use the address bar in the upper right of the map to located a residence or business.

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