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Flashback Friday: Remembering the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

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Jan. 17, 2014 12:43 p.m.

On Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 earthquake struck the city of Northridge, killing 57 people and injuring thousands.

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Structures toppled across the Los Angeles region, including at UCLA. It took $120,000 in labor costs to clean up the debris on campus.

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Firefighters help clear out piles of debris.

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The Northridge earthquake served as a wake-up call for Southern California. The quake brought attention to the brittle and structurally unsound buildings that toppled across the region.

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Police and fire personnel stand by in wake of the earthquake.

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About 30 firefighters dug out and rescued a worker from the collapsed Northridge fashion plaza parking lot.

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The Northridge earthquake caused about $20 billion in damage in the Los Angeles area – the U.S.'s most expensive earthquake.

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