LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of the deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake.
The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck on Jan. 17, 1994, at 4:31 a.m., jolting San Fernando Valley residents awake.READ MORE: Biden To Announce COVID Testing Requirement For International Travelers, Insurance Reimbursement For At-Home Tests
The earthquake killed 57 people and injured thousands more in the Los Angeles area, also causing billions of dollars in damages.READ MORE: Oprah On Shooting Death Of Jacqueline Avant: ‘Numbed And In Shock’
Find more details about how to prepare for an earthquake, and what to include in your disaster kit, on L.A. County’s preparedness site.MORE NEWS: Passengers Stranded After Fog Forces Several Flights To Divert To Ontario Airport
The ShakeAlert smartphone app will give you the heads up before a potentially dangerous earthquake. It is available for download in the iOS and Android app stores.