February 17, 1988 |
An earthquake measured at 3.2 on the Richter scale jolted the three-state corner of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia on Tuesday. Residents reported minor property damage but no injuries, authorities said.
October 28, 1989 |
Insured property damage caused by Hurricane Jerry earlier this month is estimated at $35 million, the American Insurance Services Group reported Friday.
July 20, 1994 |
Engineers on Tuesday sifted through the debris of what had been billed as the world's tallest sign, trying to determine why the $4-million structure crumpled during a vicious storm. The top quarter of the 362-foot-tall sign atop the Las Vegas Hilton came crashing to the ground Monday night as winds of 78 m.p.h. raked the Las Vegas Valley. The marquee was designed to withstand winds of 130 m.p.h., a spokeswoman for the builder said.
March 15, 1994 |
In a decision that angered many Los Angeles-area veterans, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown announced Monday that the quake-damaged Sepulveda VA hospital will be demolished and replaced with a $65-million outpatient care center. The 431-bed federal hospital has been closed since the Jan. 17 temblor wrecked operating rooms, knocked out heat and water supplies and littered corridors with broken glass, forcing the evacuation of 331 patients.
February 1, 1990 |
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the landmark California Art Preservation Act--enacted a decade ago to protect artworks from unauthorized alteration or destruction--is powerless to prevent demolition or painting over of murals. But in issuing the ruling, Judge Harvey A. Schneiderman observed that there is virtually no case law to act as a road map for judges called on to adjudicate cases of mural destruction and urged artists and their lawyers to appeal.
October 17, 1999 |
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Mojave Desert northwest of Twentynine Palms early Saturday, knocking an Amtrak passenger train off its tracks and damaging two highway bridges, but otherwise causing remarkably little harm and no deaths. Four people on Amtrak's Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles were injured, none seriously, when the temblor--the fourth strongest in Southern California this century--rocked the region at 2:46 a.m.
October 22, 1989
1. Marin County: No one died and no injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $2 million. 2. San Francisco: Ten people died and 566 more were injured, mostly in the Marina District. Property damage was estimated at $2 billion by Mayor Art Agnos. Sixty buildings were destroyed in the Marina where electric power remained out. Two state office buildings near the Civic Center are closed indefinitely because of major structural damage. 3.
December 6, 1988 |
A moderate earthquake with a preliminary reading of 5.0 shook the area south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula today but no injuries or property damage were reported, officials at the Tsunami Warning Center said.