Earthquake ‘thermometer’ shows LA region is boiling to Northridge level

FILE – This Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, shows a portion of the Bullock’s department store in the Northridge Fashion Center that collapsed after the Northridge earthquake struck Southern California. The Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake was felt over a broad area of Southern California, causing widespread death and destruction. While the state has made strides in retrofitting freeways and hospitals, work remains to strengthen concrete buildings and housing with underground parking. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)