Tents serving as temporary offices and information centers for faculty, staff and students on the California State University, Northridge campus in the aftermath of the earthquake, 1994. At 4:31 AM on Monday January 17, 1994, the San Fernando Valley was hit with a massive earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale. Dubbed the Northridge Earthquake because its epicenter was around Wilbur Avenue and Arminta Street in Northridge, this earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, caused extensive damage to the Northridge and Sherman Oaks areas. Numerous building on the California State University, Northridge campus sustained severe damage. Color digital photograph.