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NEES Grand Opening
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Photograph of a structural cement column twisted and uprooted. Click for larger image.

Northridge Earthquake, CA, January 17, 1994 -- Many roads, including bridges and elevated highways were damaged by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake. Approximately 114,000 residential and commercial structures were damaged and 72 deaths were attributed to the earthquake. Damage costs were estimated at $25 billion.

Credit: FEMA News Photo


NEES Grand Opening

View the archived webcast at http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.cfm?med_id=59393

The media is welcome to call in with questions.  The call-in number is 1-877-716-1362, Participant Pass Code 697899. 
 
Media can also email questions to nees@nsf.gov

 

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