M2.6 Tremor Shakes Universal City On 20th Anniversary Of Northridge Quake
UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA.com) — A 2.6-magnitude tremor shook the Los Angeles area Friday morning on the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake.
The earthquake, epicentered 4 km west of Universal City, struck at 5:26 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said.
There were no initial reports of any damage or injuries.
Twenty years ago, the 6.7-magnitude Northridge Earthquake struck at 4:31 a.m. and killed 57 people.
caused more than $13 billion in damage. It was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
The quake affected an area spanning Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties, or 2,192 square miles.
Officials said more than 20,000 people were left homeless. An estimated 40,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, some as far as 85 miles away from the epicenter.
Several events will be held Friday across the city to commemorate the quake.