Brief report on the January 17 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles

  • Editor NZSEE, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

An earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley on January 17 at 4:30 am. Pacific Standard Time. The epicenter was located at 34°13' North, 118°3' West at a depth of 14.6km. The surface wave magnitude from the National Earthquake Information Centre was 6.6. The local magnitude was 6.4.

Most of this information was prepared within a few days of the earthquake occurring and some of the material included in this report was issued as a press release.

A more detailed report is currently being prepared by the Reconnaissance Team sent by the Society.

References

Moehle, J. P. (Ed.), (1994), "Preliminary Report on the Seismological and Engineering Aspects of the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake", Report No. UCB/EERC-94/01, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, College of Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Richmond, California, USA, January 24.

State of California, Division of Mines and Geology, Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP), (1994), "First Quick Report on CSMIP Strong-Motion Data from the San Fernando Valley earthquake of Jan 17, 1994'', Report OSMS 94-01, California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP).

State of California, Division of Mines and Geology, Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP), (1994), "Second Quick Report on CSMIP Strong-Motion Data from the San Fernando Valley earthquake of Jan 17, 1994", Report OSMS 94-02, California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP).

New Civil Engineer, (1994), 'News Analysis - Retrofit rethink", 27 January, pp 8-11.

Published
1994-03-31
How to Cite
Editor. (1994). Brief report on the January 17 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 27(1), 55-75. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.27.1.55-75
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