Following the damaging 17 January 1994 (4:30:55 AM PST; Mw 6.7) Northridge earthquake, several California State University at Northridge (CSUN) research and outreach projects were initiated in seismology. The Northridge earthquake was located (34°12.80′N, 118°32.22′W; depth 18.4 km) one mile south-southwest of Northridge and 20 miles westnorthwest of Los Angeles. The event was produced by a south-dipping, blind thrust fault (Northridge thrust; also known as the Pico thrust). The earthquake was felt by approximately 12 million people within an area of about 212,000 km2 from the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles. The damage estimate was approximately $20...

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