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Times readers share memories of Sylmar earthquake

Feb 10, 2011 2:23:48 AM- latimes.com
One Los Angeles Times reader recalls thinking that the world was ending as her home was being damaged by the shaking earth during the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.

Forty years ago Wednesday, the disastrous Sylmar earthquake struck the Los Angeles region, killing 62 people, flattening buildings and crumpling roads. Many of the victims of the 6.6-magnitude temblor were inside a hospital that collapsed.

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