Permanently Parked

January 17, 1994, Canoga Park, CA (Rolando Otero - photographer)

This photograph is part of a series of reports conducted by the Los Angeles Times from various locations, recording the destructive aftermath of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the entire San Fernando Valley at 4:31 am on January 17, 1994. The force of the quake and its devastating effects were felt across all of Los Angeles County. Hundreds of buildings, homes, and apartment complexes were either badly damaged or completely destroyed. The two-story Park Regency Apartment Complex collapsed and crushed a row of 20 cars which were parked in parking spaces located underneath the building.

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