I was there for that one. I was living in a travel trailer and not much damage had occurred. Some things fell out of the cupboards and a few things broke but nothing serious. But a lot of people's walls fell down in the neighborhood around me and everyone was out looking for their dogs. Some underground pipes broke and water was shooting out of the ground in places. Neighbors were helping each other. The corner supermarket had all of the entire front windows broken and everything inside was on the floor. Most businesses were closed but many business owner were there dealing with the damage. The Earthquake happened when it was still dark (4:30 AM) and the power was out everywhere. Nobody had flashlights so everyone drove to parts of the city where there was still power where stores were still open. I was in North Hollywood about 20 miles East of Northridge and drove over the hill to Hollywood about 10-15 miles where there was a Save-on Drug Store open. I went in and bought some snack food and drinks (I had a Flashlight and batteries) and when I came out to the parking lot there was a guy who must have gone into the store just before I did and bought all the flashlights and batteries and was selling them in the parking lot at scalper's prices. Where some see tragedy, others see opportunity.