Это не кадр со съемок очередного фильма катастрофы и даже не компьютерная графика.
Это все было на самом деле …
Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Sylmar, California. The magnitude 6.7 Northridge Earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM, killing more than 60, injuring more than 9,000, and causing widespread damage throughout the west San Fernando Valley.(Jonathan Nourok/AFP/Getty Images)
17 января 1994 г. в 4:31, произошло землетрясение в Сан-Фернандо-Вэлли (область Лос-Анджелесе,) величиной 6,7 баллов . Погибло в более 60, ранено более 9000 человек. Автострады разрушились, газопроводы взорвались и загорелись, жилые комплексы рухнули. Тысячи зданий были разрушены либо напрямую, либо объявлены небезопасными для жилья, а позже снесены.
Прошло 20 лет. Давайте вспомним эти события (текст не переведен, не стал портить гугл-переводчиком):
A portion of the Santa Monica Freeway near La Cienega in Los Angeles, damaged due to a major earthquake early Monday morning, January 17, 1994.(AP Photo/Lois Bernstein) #
This January 17, 1994 photo shows the covered body of Los Angeles Police Officer Clarence Wayne Dean, 46, near his motorcycle which plunged off the State Highway 14 overpass that collapsed onto Interstate 5, an interchange that is now named in his memory. Dean was reporting to work in the predawn darkness and apparently never saw the collapsed bridge. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac) #
A gas main on fire throws flames into the air after it broke and exploded destroying nearby homes following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994. There were a total of 466 fires reported on January 17, three of them simultaneously broke out immediately following the earthquake and were due of the rupture of natural gas valves and/or mains. (Hal Garb/AFP/Getty Images) #
People left homeless by the Northridge earthquake line up in Canoga Park, California, to make phone calls at a mobile telephone facility, on January 22, 1994. Thousands of people affected by the 17 January earthquake lived in cars and tents for days after, rather than risk another earthquake in their homes. (Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images) #
The glow of a house fire and the reflection of lights on a fire truck gives an unearthly look to firefighters fighting a blaze in the 18000 block of Prairie Street in the Northridge section of Los Angeles, on January 18, 1994. Many houses and businesses burned as a result of gas leaks and sparking electrical wires as power was turned back on even as aftershocks to Monday’s 6.6 earthquake continued to roll through the area. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill) #
Maria Partlow sifts through the remains of her home that burned after the earthquake in the Granada Hills section of Los Angeles, on January 19, 1994.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) #