Mapping our quakes
From Salt Lake City to Hawaii, the West stands on shaky ground
Sunset and earthquakes have a long history together: The 1906 San Francisco quake destroyed the magazine’s offices. And like a lot of our readers, our editorial staff has vivid recollections of more recent quakes.
“It was 4:30 in the morning,” one L.A.-based senior writer recalls of the 1994 Northridge quake. “All my windows burst open, the electrical wires outside were arcing, the whole apartment filled with blue light.”
Another editor worked in downtown Santa Cruz when the 1989 Loma Prieta quake struck; he leapt from his desk moments before a wall of windows shattered on it.