Northridge Earthquake – Northridge, CA

The January 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California resulted in thousands of earthquake insurance claims. Holdrege & Kull was retained by Allstate Insurance Company to evaluate claims in the Los Angeles area following the earthquake. H&K teamed with a structural engineering firm and evaluated over 120 single-family homes during the spring of 1994. Observations and conclusions regarding the mechanisms of distress, along with recommendations for repair and mitigation were provided.