Earthquake Information

February 9, 1971 (14:00:41 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 6.6 San Fernando (Historic Earthquake)

Fifty years ago, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles in the early morning of February 9th. It destroyed homes, damaged hospitals and schools, knocked out power to more than 600,000 people, triggered over 1,000 landslides, and caused sections of elevated freeways to collapse. 64 people lost their lives and more than 2,500 were injured.

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