Twenty years ago today, early in the morning of January 17, 1994, a devastating earthquake shook the Los Angeles area, leaving dozens dead and thousands more severely injured:

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Twitchy founder, author and syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin remembers that day:

Update:

NBC-LA is doing a “live tweet” of how the quake might have come across in real time on Twitter. Below are a few examples, and see their feed for all tweets: