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California / Earthquake #150435

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 1994
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(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) Earthquake in southern California today at 4:31 AM reported; scenes shown of the freeway damages at the junctions of I-5 and I-14 while the overall damages are reviewed; map shown of the quake's epicenter near Northridge, California.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) California's '94 quake featured; scenes shown of the resulting fires in Sylmar, California, a collapsed apartment building in Northridge, damaged highways, a derailed freight train, a flattened college parking garage. [Two Sylmar RESIDENTS, Northridge RESIDENT, University of California at Northridge STUDENT, injured MAN - describe what happened.] [Caltech seismologist Kate HUTTON - calls it a textbook quake.]

(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) The cloud of smoke or dust near Sylmar shown in the distance.

(Los Angeles: Judd Rose) Los Angeles the morning after the quake featured; scenes shown from Hollywood, California, Beverly Hills, California, San Fernando Valley and Northridge. [Three SURVIVORS, singer Michael BOLTON, two WOMEN, Rob and Trish MILLER - describe what happened.

(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) The illogic of earthquakes noted.

(Los Angeles: Ron Claiborne) One man amidst the ruins featured; scenes shown. [Outside his wrecked home, Rocco MARIMANTE, WIFE - describe their emotions after the quake.]

(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) The development by Charles Richter of the scale used to measure earthquakes detailed; scenes shown of several other earthquakes while their comparative severities are reviewed.

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy;
Rose, Judd

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