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Northridge earthquake, USA, January1994
The Nature of the Seismic Hazard
Date 17 January 1994
Origin 04:31 PST
Lat/Lon 34.213°North /
Depth 17 km
Magnit 6.7 Mw
Locality 20 miles NW of Los
Angeles in the city of
Northridge is a highly diverse, affluent,…

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Damage occurred up to 125 km with most of the damage occurring in the west of the San
Fernando Valley, and the cities of Santa Monica, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita.
An estimated 57 people were killed, at least 33 were confirmed dead almost immediately after

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The Northridge earthquake led to a number of legislative changes. Due to the large amount lost by
insurance companies because of the earthquake, most insurance companies either stopped offering
or severely restricted earthquake insurance in California. In response, the California Legislature
created the California Earthquake Authority (CEA),…

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about 65 km northnorthwest of Muzaffarabad. As of 27 October 2005 there have been more than 978
aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.0 and above that continued to occur daily.

The people who were mainly affected lived in the mountainous regions of Pakistan being killed by

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The early days of the disaster response were marked by uncoordinated efforts among a whole host of
organizations involved in relief work. There was little information on who was doing what and little
oversight. A coordinating structure was later created by the government under the Federal Relief…


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