The Northridge earthquake of 1994

Ray Hudson reacts as a friend's home goes up in flames after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles on January 17, 1994. The <a href='http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1994_01_17.php' target='_blank'>Northridge earthquake</a> killed 60 people, injured more than 7,000 and damaged more than 40,000 buildings, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Ray Hudson reacts as a friend's home goes up in flames after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles on January 17, 1994. The Northridge earthquake killed 60 people, injured more than 7,000 and damaged more than 40,000 buildings, according to the United States Geological Survey.