Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994

A woman holding a troll doll leaves her mobile home destroyed by the 6.6 Northridge earthquake 17 January 1994. The earthquake was centered in the San Fernando Valley, California.  (Photo credit should read JONATHON NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A woman holding a troll doll leaves her mobile home destroyed by the 6.6 Northridge earthquake 17 January 1994. The earthquake was centered in the San Fernando Valley, California. (Photo credit should read JONATHON NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)
At night, a gas main on fire throws flames into the air after it broke and exploded destroying nearby homes following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994. There were a total of 466 fires reported on January 17, three of them simultaneously broke out immediately following the earthquake and were due of the rupture of natural gas valves and/or mains.        (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 At night, a gas main on fire throws flames into the air after it broke and exploded destroying nearby homes following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994. There were a total of 466 fires reported on January 17, three of them simultaneously broke out immediately following the earthquake and were due of the rupture of natural gas valves and/or mains. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Firemen cross a street as a broken 16-inch gas main burns in the background, 17 January 1994, after an earthquake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck the San Fernando Valley area. Officials confirm 28 deaths resulting from the quake.  (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Firemen cross a street as a broken 16-inch gas main burns in the background, 17 January 1994, after an earthquake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck the San Fernando Valley area. Officials confirm 28 deaths resulting from the quake. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
A car rests in the midst of a collapsed house in the hills north of Los Angeles 18 January 1994 after an earthquake registering 6.6 on the Richter scale hit the area.  Thousands of people have been left homeless.  (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A car rests in the midst of a collapsed house in the hills north of Los Angeles 18 January 1994 after an earthquake registering 6.6 on the Richter scale hit the area. Thousands of people have been left homeless. (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents look at a connector ramp off of Interstate 5 that collapsed onto a car and claimed the life of a police officer 17 January 1994 following a 6.6 earthquake that has so far claimed 16 lives.  (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBACK/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Residents look at a connector ramp off of Interstate 5 that collapsed onto a car and claimed the life of a police officer 17 January 1994 following a 6.6 earthquake that has so far claimed 16 lives. (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBACK/AFP/Getty Images)
Wrecked cars litter the connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 following an earthquake 17 January 1994 that rocked southern California.  Sixteen people are reported dead and dozens of structures destroyed.  (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Wrecked cars litter the connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 following an earthquake 17 January 1994 that rocked southern California. Sixteen people are reported dead and dozens of structures destroyed. (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images)
The stretch of the 10 freeway  between Santa Monica and Los Angeles is a contrast of congestion, 18 June 1994, as cars heading west are bumper to bumper waiting to get off before the break in the road caused by the earthquake that hit the area 17 January. The freeway is almost empty heading eastward into downtown Los Angeles as commuters look for an alternate route.  (Photo credit should read MICHAEL NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 The stretch of the 10 freeway between Santa Monica and Los Angeles is a contrast of congestion, 18 June 1994, as cars heading west are bumper to bumper waiting to get off before the break in the road caused by the earthquake that hit the area 17 January. The freeway is almost empty heading eastward into downtown Los Angeles as commuters look for an alternate route. (Photo credit should read MICHAEL NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A fireman (L) atop a house tries to fight an out of control gas main blaze following a 6.6 earthquake that reportedly killed 16 people in Southern California 17 January 1994. The earthquake was centered in the San Fernando Valley.     (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A fireman (L) atop a house tries to fight an out of control gas main blaze following a 6.6 earthquake that reportedly killed 16 people in Southern California 17 January 1994. The earthquake was centered in the San Fernando Valley. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
A family sits beside the street in front of their destroyed home 17 January 1994 near the epicenter of a 6.6 earthquake. Half of the 28 quake victims have come from the rubble of a nearby apartment building in Northridge.  (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A family sits beside the street in front of their destroyed home 17 January 1994 near the epicenter of a 6.6 earthquake. Half of the 28 quake victims have come from the rubble of a nearby apartment building in Northridge. (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/Getty Images)
Delores Hernandez plays with her children as they wake up at the San Fernando Recreation Center where they slept outside 17 January 1994  in hopes of escaping possible injuries from any further earthquakes that might hit the area. A 6.6 earthquake hit Southern California 17 January, killing at least 33 people.  (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Delores Hernandez plays with her children as they wake up at the San Fernando Recreation Center where they slept outside 17 January 1994 in hopes of escaping possible injuries from any further earthquakes that might hit the area. A 6.6 earthquake hit Southern California 17 January, killing at least 33 people. (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents throw water on their homes to prevent flames from gas main explosions from destroying their houses following a 6.6 earthquake that reportedly killed 16 people 17 January 1994.  (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Residents throw water on their homes to prevent flames from gas main explosions from destroying their houses following a 6.6 earthquake that reportedly killed 16 people 17 January 1994. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
National Guard troops Mike Wallace (C) and Bob Duker (rear) play soccer with unidentified children at a campground at Lanark Park, CA. The National Guard is erecting tent cities to house thousands of earthquake refugees living in the area parks as the threat of rain in the area increases. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 National Guard troops Mike Wallace (C) and Bob Duker (rear) play soccer with unidentified children at a campground at Lanark Park, CA. The National Guard is erecting tent cities to house thousands of earthquake refugees living in the area parks as the threat of rain in the area increases. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Heavy traffic rolls on the Santa Monica Freeway, Los Angeles, CA after it was reopened 12 April 1994 after repair work was finished on damage done by the 17 Jan earthquake that hit the Southern California area. This freeway is the most heavily travelled freeway in the world. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Heavy traffic rolls on the Santa Monica Freeway, Los Angeles, CA after it was reopened 12 April 1994 after repair work was finished on damage done by the 17 Jan earthquake that hit the Southern California area. This freeway is the most heavily travelled freeway in the world. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
People injured by the earthquake wait outside the Grenada Hills Community Hospital, CA, for treatment 17 January 1994.  Nineteen people have been confirmed dead by the early morning quake.  (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 People injured by the earthquake wait outside the Grenada Hills Community Hospital, CA, for treatment 17 January 1994. Nineteen people have been confirmed dead by the early morning quake. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenneth Horn, curator of the Hollywood Wax Museum, CA, holds the wax head of singer Michael Jackson 20 January 1994 that broke off during the Northridge earthquake. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Kenneth Horn, curator of the Hollywood Wax Museum, CA, holds the wax head of singer Michael Jackson 20 January 1994 that broke off during the Northridge earthquake. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A homeless mother and her children walk near a tent city at Winnetka Recreation Center, CA, 22 January 1994 as California National Guard set up the shelters for the thousands of victims of the 17 January Northridge earthquake.  Many people refuse to return to their homes, fearing another earthquake. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A homeless mother and her children walk near a tent city at Winnetka Recreation Center, CA, 22 January 1994 as California National Guard set up the shelters for the thousands of victims of the 17 January Northridge earthquake. Many people refuse to return to their homes, fearing another earthquake. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
An unidentified resident fills a water jug 18 January 1994 at one of many water lines set up in the area to assist victims of the 17 January earthquake which rocked Northridge area, CA.  Local authorities warned residents not to drink tap water after the quake broke many water mains in the area. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 An unidentified resident fills a water jug 18 January 1994 at one of many water lines set up in the area to assist victims of the 17 January earthquake which rocked Northridge area, CA. Local authorities warned residents not to drink tap water after the quake broke many water mains in the area. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue workers view the destruction of the Northridge Meadows Apartments in CA early 18 January 1994 after an earthquake collapsed the structure 17 January.  Sixteen people died in the apartment building. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Rescue workers view the destruction of the Northridge Meadows Apartments in CA early 18 January 1994 after an earthquake collapsed the structure 17 January. Sixteen people died in the apartment building. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Eric Walport, 10, walks through the rubble of his home in Grabada Hills, CA, 18 January 1994 after the house was destroyed in the 17 January earthquake. The Walport house burned after the earthquake caused electrical lines to short out. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Eric Walport, 10, walks through the rubble of his home in Grabada Hills, CA, 18 January 1994 after the house was destroyed in the 17 January earthquake. The Walport house burned after the earthquake caused electrical lines to short out. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers from the National Guard march in the streets of Northridge, CA, 18 January 1994 as they deploy to guard the areas hit by the 6.6 earthquake 17 January. At least 34 people are confirmed dead in the quake.(COLOR KEY: Uniforms are green.) (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Soldiers from the National Guard march in the streets of Northridge, CA, 18 January 1994 as they deploy to guard the areas hit by the 6.6 earthquake 17 January. At least 34 people are confirmed dead in the quake.(COLOR KEY: Uniforms are green.) (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A California National Guard troop stands watch outside the Northridge Meadows Apartments, CA, early 18 January 1994 as rescue workers pack up gear.  Sixteen people died in the apartment building, which collapsed after an earthquake registering 6.6 on the Richter scale hit the area. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A California National Guard troop stands watch outside the Northridge Meadows Apartments, CA, early 18 January 1994 as rescue workers pack up gear. Sixteen people died in the apartment building, which collapsed after an earthquake registering 6.6 on the Richter scale hit the area. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Two-year-old Orlando Henriquez (L) accepts candy from an unidentified National Guard troop 21 January 1994 at the Van Nuys Recreation Center, CA. National Guard troops were called to keep order at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claim centers as thousands of earthquake victims lined up for federal aid. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Two-year-old Orlando Henriquez (L) accepts candy from an unidentified National Guard troop 21 January 1994 at the Van Nuys Recreation Center, CA. National Guard troops were called to keep order at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claim centers as thousands of earthquake victims lined up for federal aid. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A National Guardsman stands guard outside the ruins of the Northridge Meadows Apartments where 16 people died during the 17 January 1994 earthquake that rocked Southern California. The 6.6 quake has claimed 34 people so far. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A National Guardsman stands guard outside the ruins of the Northridge Meadows Apartments where 16 people died during the 17 January 1994 earthquake that rocked Southern California. The 6.6 quake has claimed 34 people so far. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents fill water containers 18 January 1994 from a tanker truck at Granada Hills High School. The 17 January earthquake broke water pipes in the area, causing officials to ban the use of tap water. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Residents fill water containers 18 January 1994 from a tanker truck at Granada Hills High School. The 17 January earthquake broke water pipes in the area, causing officials to ban the use of tap water. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Juadulupe Flores and her four-year-old daughter Yijan (L) share breakfast 18 January 1994 after having camped in Dearborn Park, CA, overnight. Thousands of people slept outside fearing powerful aftershocks following the 17 January earthquake. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Juadulupe Flores and her four-year-old daughter Yijan (L) share breakfast 18 January 1994 after having camped in Dearborn Park, CA, overnight. Thousands of people slept outside fearing powerful aftershocks following the 17 January earthquake. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A construction worker posts a "keep out" sign on a restaurant as an area resident watches on January 21, 1994. Constructioncrews and inspectors began work to condemn and repair buildings damaged in the January 17 Northridge earthquake.   AFP PHOTO MIKE NELSON        (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A construction worker posts a "keep out" sign on a restaurant as an area resident watches on January 21, 1994. Constructioncrews and inspectors began work to condemn and repair buildings damaged in the January 17 Northridge earthquake. AFP PHOTO MIKE NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/GettyImages)
Aykui Alaverdyan walks over rubble after taking some of her belongings from her Hollywood Boulevard apartment building on January 20, 1994 that was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. Thousands have been driven from their home.      AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Aykui Alaverdyan walks over rubble after taking some of her belongings from her Hollywood Boulevard apartment building on January 20, 1994 that was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. Thousands have been driven from their home. AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
An archive photo taken on January 19, 1994 shows an aerial view of Santa Monica freeway after the 6,6 earthquake on January 17.   AFP PHOTO VINCE BUCCI        (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 An archive photo taken on January 19, 1994 shows an aerial view of Santa Monica freeway after the 6,6 earthquake on January 17. AFP PHOTO VINCE BUCCI (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/GettyImages)
Maria Partlow digs through the ashes of her mother-in-law's house on January 19, 1994 looking for personal articles. The house burned down January 17 after the 6,6 earthquake hit the area. Forty-three people are confirmed dead in the quake.    AFP PHOTO CHRIS WILKINS        (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Maria Partlow digs through the ashes of her mother-in-law's house on January 19, 1994 looking for personal articles. The house burned down January 17 after the 6,6 earthquake hit the area. Forty-three people are confirmed dead in the quake. AFP PHOTO CHRIS WILKINS (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/GettyImages)
With help from a friend, Tigran Daniyelyan (L) carries his television from his apartment complex that was destroyed by the Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994. Officials are placing the death toll at 28.  AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 With help from a friend, Tigran Daniyelyan (L) carries his television from his apartment complex that was destroyed by the Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994. Officials are placing the death toll at 28. AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
An archive photo taken on January 17, 1994 shows a collapsed section of the I-5 and I-14 freeways north of Los Angeles after an earthquake, measuring 6,6 on the Richter scale, hit the Southern California area . At least 28 people are confirmed dead in the quake.      AFP PHOTO DENIS POROY        (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 An archive photo taken on January 17, 1994 shows a collapsed section of the I-5 and I-14 freeways north of Los Angeles after an earthquake, measuring 6,6 on the Richter scale, hit the Southern California area . At least 28 people are confirmed dead in the quake. AFP PHOTO DENIS POROY (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/GettyImages)
Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector ramp on January 17, 1994 following a 6,6 earthquake that claimed at least 28 lives.      AFP PHOTO JONATHAN NOUROK        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector ramp on January 17, 1994 following a 6,6 earthquake that claimed at least 28 lives. AFP PHOTO JONATHAN NOUROK (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/GettyImages)
Wrecked cars litter the connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 following an earthquake on January 17, 1994 that rocked Southern California. Sixteen people are reported dead and dozen of structures destroyed.      AFP PHOTO CARLOS SCHIEBECK        (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Wrecked cars litter the connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 following an earthquake on January 17, 1994 that rocked Southern California. Sixteen people are reported dead and dozen of structures destroyed. AFP PHOTO CARLOS SCHIEBECK (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/GettyImages)
A smashed vehicle lies on the turnoff from the Interstate 5 freeway to the Interstate 14 freeway near the section of freeway that collapsed during the 6,6 earthquake that hit the Southern California area on January 17, 1994. 28 people have been reported killed in the quake.      AFP PHOTO JONATHAN NOUROK        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/GettyImages)
A smashed vehicle lies on the turnoff fr A smashed vehicle lies on the turnoff from the Interstate 5 freeway to the Interstate 14 freeway near the section of freeway that collapsed during the 6,6 earthquake that hit the Southern California area on January 17, 1994. 28 people have been reported killed in the quake. AFP PHOTO JONATHAN NOUROK (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/GettyImages)
Engineers inspect one of the buildings at the Northridge Meadows Apartments early on january 18, 1994 in one of the area hardest hit by the January 17 earthquake. Sixteen people died in the building after the first floor of the building collapsed.    AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Engineers inspect one of the buildings at the Northridge Meadows Apartments early on january 18, 1994 in one of the area hardest hit by the January 17 earthquake. Sixteen people died in the building after the first floor of the building collapsed. AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Heavy equipment prepares for moving portions of Interstate 5 as an abandoned truck rests on the dmaged structure on January 18, 1994.  The highway collapsed January 17 when an earthquake hit the region, causing 7 billion USD in damage in the area.      AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Heavy equipment prepares for moving portions of Interstate 5 as an abandoned truck rests on the dmaged structure on January 18, 1994. The highway collapsed January 17 when an earthquake hit the region, causing 7 billion USD in damage in the area. AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Eric and Judy Walport serach through the rubble of their burned out house on january 18, 1994 one day after an 6,6 earthquake hit the area. Thirty-four people are confirmed dead in the quake.    AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Eric and Judy Walport serach through the rubble of their burned out house on january 18, 1994 one day after an 6,6 earthquake hit the area. Thirty-four people are confirmed dead in the quake. AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
U.S. President Bill Clinton (C) waves to residents 19 January 1994 during a tour of earthquake stricken areas near Los Angeles, CA.  Clinton toured damaged roadways and viewed urban damage. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 U.S. President Bill Clinton (C) waves to residents 19 January 1994 during a tour of earthquake stricken areas near Los Angeles, CA. Clinton toured damaged roadways and viewed urban damage. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Bill Clinton(L) and California Transportation Department engineer Andrew Ponzi (R) look over damage to Interstate 118 in Burbank, CA, 19 January 1994, during a visit to the earthquake ravaged areas of Los Angeles. Clinton toured highway damage and visited a residential area hit by the 17 Jan quake. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 U.S. President Bill Clinton(L) and California Transportation Department engineer Andrew Ponzi (R) look over damage to Interstate 118 in Burbank, CA, 19 January 1994, during a visit to the earthquake ravaged areas of Los Angeles. Clinton toured highway damage and visited a residential area hit by the 17 Jan quake. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A resident takes a break from moving furniture from the Villa Saticoy apartements, on January 21, 1994 in Canoga Park, California, as residents of the complex moved out of the condemned structure. Thousands of people were forced to move from apartements and homes which were condemned after Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994.        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A resident takes a break from moving furniture from the Villa Saticoy apartements, on January 21, 1994 in Canoga Park, California, as residents of the complex moved out of the condemned structure. Thousands of people were forced to move from apartements and homes which were condemned after Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A mother sews outside her tent as her son looks on in a camp installed by National Guard after Northridge earthquake, on January 22, 1994, in Canoga Park, California. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America.        (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A mother sews outside her tent as her son looks on in a camp installed by National Guard after Northridge earthquake, on January 22, 1994, in Canoga Park, California. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America. (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A bulldozer begins to tear down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway 19 January 1994 that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. Commuters were urged to leave for work two hours earlier due to the 300 foot section of the road that  is closed. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A bulldozer begins to tear down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway 19 January 1994 that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. Commuters were urged to leave for work two hours earlier due to the 300 foot section of the road that is closed. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman and a Los Angeles policeman argue at the Winnetka Recreation Center in Northridge, California, on January 20, 1994 as hundreds of people wait in line for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency .        (CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A woman and a Los Angeles policeman argue at the Winnetka Recreation Center in Northridge, California, on January 20, 1994 as hundreds of people wait in line for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency . (CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Two men inspect damage to cars and apartment complex after Northridge earthquake, on January 21, 1994, in Canoga, California. Federal inspectors report that several hundred homes have been condemned and as many as 40,000 will need repairs. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America.        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Two men inspect damage to cars and apartment complex after Northridge earthquake, on January 21, 1994, in Canoga, California. Federal inspectors report that several hundred homes have been condemned and as many as 40,000 will need repairs. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A car rests in the midst of a collapsed house in the hills north of Los Angeles, January 18, 1994, one day after Northridge earthquake. Seven billion USD in property damage have been estimated so far from the tremor wich as killed many people, and thousands of people have been left homeless.        (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A car rests in the midst of a collapsed house in the hills north of Los Angeles, January 18, 1994, one day after Northridge earthquake. Seven billion USD in property damage have been estimated so far from the tremor wich as killed many people, and thousands of people have been left homeless. (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
Older patients evacuated from the hospital in Santa Monica, California, on January 20, 1994. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America.        (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Older patients evacuated from the hospital in Santa Monica, California, on January 20, 1994. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America. (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
A resident fills a water jug on January 18, 1994, at one of many water lines set up in the area to assist victims of the Northridge earthquake. Local authorities warned residents not to drink tap water after the quake broke many water mains in the area. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California.        (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A resident fills a water jug on January 18, 1994, at one of many water lines set up in the area to assist victims of the Northridge earthquake. Local authorities warned residents not to drink tap water after the quake broke many water mains in the area. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Earthquake victims eat a free meal outside a Red Cross disaster relief center set up at Granada Hill High School, on January 18, 1994, California. The family's Northridge home was heavily damaged in the quake. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America.        (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Earthquake victims eat a free meal outside a Red Cross disaster relief center set up at Granada Hill High School, on January 18, 1994, California. The family's Northridge home was heavily damaged in the quake. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6.7, but the ground acceleration was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldier from the National Guard march in the streets of Northridge, California, on January 18, 1994, as they deploy to guard the areas hit by Northridge earthquake. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California.        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Soldier from the National Guard march in the streets of Northridge, California, on January 18, 1994, as they deploy to guard the areas hit by Northridge earthquake. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Firemen carry a janitorial worker who was rescued from a collapsed garage at the Northridge Mall after the earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Northridge, California. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California.        (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Firemen carry a janitorial worker who was rescued from a collapsed garage at the Northridge Mall after the earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Northridge, California. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit should read DENIS POROY/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Sylmar, California. Federal officials are still trying to measure the amount of damage from the earthquake and said freeways suffered at least $100 million in damage. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California.        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Sylmar, California. Federal officials are still trying to measure the amount of damage from the earthquake and said freeways suffered at least $100 million in damage. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)
Aerial view of helicoptere from national network CNBC flying over the rescue at the collapsed Bullocks parking structure at the Northridge Mall on January 17, 1994. During Northridge earthquake damage was widespread, sections of major freeways collapsed, parking structures and office buildings collapsed, and numerous apartment buildings suffered irreparable damage.        (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Aerial view of helicoptere from national network CNBC flying over the rescue at the collapsed Bullocks parking structure at the Northridge Mall on January 17, 1994. During Northridge earthquake damage was widespread, sections of major freeways collapsed, parking structures and office buildings collapsed, and numerous apartment buildings suffered irreparable damage. (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A rescue worker sits on curb in front of the heavily-damaged Northridge Meadows Apartments, January 17, 1994, after 14th body was removed following Northridge earthquake. At least more about fifty persons died in the seisme.        (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A rescue worker sits on curb in front of the heavily-damaged Northridge Meadows Apartments, January 17, 1994, after 14th body was removed following Northridge earthquake. At least more about fifty persons died in the seisme. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
People injured by the Northridge earthquake wait outside the Granada Hills Community Hospital for treatment, January 17, 1994. After the disaster Federal officials are still trying to measure the amount of damage from the earthquake and, at least, more than fifty were know dead and about 6,500 were injured.        (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 People injured by the Northridge earthquake wait outside the Granada Hills Community Hospital for treatment, January 17, 1994. After the disaster Federal officials are still trying to measure the amount of damage from the earthquake and, at least, more than fifty were know dead and about 6,500 were injured. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Aeria view of wrecked cars litter the connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Northridge, California. During Northridge earthquake damage was widespread, sections of major freeways collapsed, parking structures and office buildings collapsed, and numerous apartment buildings suffered irreparable damage.        (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Aeria view of wrecked cars litter the connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Northridge, California. During Northridge earthquake damage was widespread, sections of major freeways collapsed, parking structures and office buildings collapsed, and numerous apartment buildings suffered irreparable damage. (Photo credit should read CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A resident and a cameraman look at damage to the Kaiser Permanente Building following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994. The earthquake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale and was centered in the San Fernando Valley.        (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 A resident and a cameraman look at damage to the Kaiser Permanente Building following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994. The earthquake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale and was centered in the San Fernando Valley. (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images)
California Institute of Technology seismologist Dr. Kate Hutton uses a graph to point out to the press, on January 17, 1994, the starting point of the earthquake, measuring 6,6 on the Richter scale, that struck the San Fernando Valley area. Officials confirm 28 deaths resulting from the quake.    AFP PHOTO HAL GARB        (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 California Institute of Technology seismologist Dr. Kate Hutton uses a graph to point out to the press, on January 17, 1994, the starting point of the earthquake, measuring 6,6 on the Richter scale, that struck the San Fernando Valley area. Officials confirm 28 deaths resulting from the quake. AFP PHOTO HAL GARB (Photo credit should read HAL GARB/AFP/GettyImages)
The Lopez and Garcia families camp out in a city park after their homes were heavily damaged by the Northridge earthquake which killed at least 28 people. Thousands of southern Californians were forced to evacuate their homes following the quake which measured 6,6 on the Richter scale.     AFP PHOTO JONATHAN NOUROK        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 The Lopez and Garcia families camp out in a city park after their homes were heavily damaged by the Northridge earthquake which killed at least 28 people. Thousands of southern Californians were forced to evacuate their homes following the quake which measured 6,6 on the Richter scale. AFP PHOTO JONATHAN NOUROK (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/GettyImages)
Iran Ashtari (L) and his wife Emani eat dinner among their belongings in front of their quake-damaged apartment on January 17, 1994. The earthquake, which measured 6,6 on the Richter scale, killed 28 and left thousands homeless.  AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
Northridge Earthquake: Jan. 17-20, 1994 Iran Ashtari (L) and his wife Emani eat dinner among their belongings in front of their quake-damaged apartment on January 17, 1994. The earthquake, which measured 6,6 on the Richter scale, killed 28 and left thousands homeless. AFP PHOTO TIM CLARY (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
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