24 Years Ago, the Northridge Earthquake Jolted Los Angeles: The First Day in Photos

24 Years Ago, the Northridge Earthquake Jolted Los Angeles: The First Day in Photos

KMIR

Los Angeles, CA

The magnitude-6.6 earthquake that struck Northridge around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994 caused chaos in the first 24 hours after it occurred. Major roadways were destroyed, fires raged and residents panicked the day the quake hit. 

Take a look back at the first hours after the earthquake.

All photos obtained via NBC LA.