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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday that they are upgrading the magnitude of the Northridge earthquake from 6.6 to 6.7, based on their analyses and the results of digital seismographs from around the world. An official announcement of an upgraded magnitude is also expected this week from the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., a Geological Survey spokeswoman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1997 | CHRIS CHI
A 3.0-magnitude aftershock of the 1994 Northridge earthquake rumbled through Simi Valley late Saturday, authorities reported. Centered about two miles southeast of the city, the aftershock was felt about 9 p.m., according to Caltech seismologists. The Simi Valley Police Department and Ventura County Fire Department reported no calls from residents concerning the quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2004 | Kenneth Reich, Times Staff Writer
Ten years after the Northridge earthquake -- the costliest temblor in the state's history -- California has made extensive safety improvements but remains unprepared for a great quake, experts say. The California Department of Transportation has retrofitted 2,174 bridges and overpasses statewide since the 1994 quake caused portions of three freeways to collapse. The agency has just 20 to go in its retrofitting project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities Wednesday arrested an unemployed Woodland Hills couple suspected of trying to steal more than $50,000 in government relief funds intended for victims of the 1992 and 1993 floods, as well as the Northridge earthquake. The couple, Douglas Maskart, 53, and his wife, Joyce, 44, are the latest of more than 30 people accused of fraud by the Los Angeles Earthquake Fraud Task Force, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Nathan Hochman.
NEWS
March 5, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The intense shaking that marked the Northridge earthquake really was not that surprising or unusual, one of Southern California's most prominent earthquake scientists told a congressional committee in Washington this week. Thomas H. Heaton, an expert at the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1994 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elected officials and community leaders will meet in Reseda on Friday to discuss ways to build a better San Fernando Valley in the wake of the Northridge earthquake. The "Valley Leadership Conference: Rebuilding the Valley" will include discussions on transportation, regional economic development, emergency preparedness and housing needs. The conference will be held at Reseda High School's Regent Hall from 8:30 to 5:15 p.m. and is open to the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
This weekend, several national and local programs will focus on Monday's Northridge earthquake and relief for its victims. Here's a list of shows with earthquake reports: Today: "Today" features the Southern California earthquake, as well as a look at new houseware items; a Lake Placid, N.Y., luge camp and author Michael Crichton ("Disclosure"), 6 a.m. (4)(39); 7 a.m. (36). Gov. Pete Wilson, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | Times Staff Reports
More than 40 insurance companies are being sued for allegedly neglecting to tell policyholders they have a 12-month extension to file claims stemming from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Community Assisting Recovery, an organization focused on helping disaster victims, said Tuesday it filed suit late Friday in Superior Court against insurance companies including 21st Century, Allstate and Farmers. A state law that took effect Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1995
Quake-savvy Northridge students who sold recycled cans and held a bake sale to show solidarity with pupils in Kobe presented a $1,025.85 check Thursday to the Japanese consul general in Los Angeles. The consul general will deliver the money raised by the Lawrence Middle School students to the Kobe City Board of Education.
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