My house after the Northridge Earthquake

January 17, 1994 4:30 am

At the time, I was living in North Hills in the San Fernando Valley
about three miles North East of the epicenter



The kitchen from the north side

kitchen1



The kitchen from the south side

kitchen2

The refrigerator in the above pictures moved out about 3 feet into the kitchen


The hall closet and bathroom

hall closet and bathroom



The computer room

computer room



The living room

living room


On the East side of the house, the block wall was knocked completely down

east wall 2

east wall 3


On the West side of the house, the block wall was not knocked down, but it was so unstable that it needed to be removed

west wall 1

west wall 2


New trenches for the new block walls
the old trenches were about 6 inches deep and new ones were about 3 feet deep (new city requirement after the earthquake)

east_wall_new_trench

west_wall_4

west_wall_new_trench

There was no major damage to my house, but the cleanup and rebuilding of the block walls took some time.

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