(California State Northridge Faculty and Administration Debrief on Northridge Quake) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Academic Aftershock is a three part film about how CSU Northridge faculty, staff, and administrators worked through the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake.
On January 17, 1994, Northridge, California, in the San Fernando Valley should have awoken to a peaceful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Instead, residents were thrown out of their beds at 4:31 A.M. with a feeling that the world was coming to an end. The earthquake measured 6.7 on the Richter scale. It was not even the big one. But to the inhabitants of Northridge in the quake's epicenter, it felt like the big one. This devastating event left "more than 50 dead, 5,900 injured, 20,000 homeless, at least six major freeways buckled, countless businesses closed and workers idle".