Share your memories of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake
The deadly Sylmar earthquake occurred 40 years ago today -- and it is being commemorated across the Web. The 6.6-magnitude temblor killed 62 people, many of them at a hospital that collapsed in Sylmar.
In the Daily News, two hospital workers remembered the scene:
Cynthia Hazard, 63, and John Smith, 59, are the only remaining employees at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center who were on duty 40 years ago this morning, when the deadly Sylmar earthquake flattened the hospital. Hazard plans to retire in September. Smith will be the last link to history.
"I was going to send you an anniversary card this week!" Smith told Hazard with a grin Monday as she walked into his office on the leafy Olive View grounds above the 210 Freeway. "That's cute," Hazard replied with a laugh.
Share your memories of the Sylmar quake below.
Photo: Workers swarm over the ruins of San Fernando Veterans Administration Hospital in Sylmar, removing tiles and rubble in search of trapped victims. Credit: Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times