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Special Webinar: Lessons, Lore, and Legacies of the 1992 Landers Earthquake

Date: 06/20/2022

Please register to join us for this commemorative event!

Webinar: Lessons, Lore, and Legacies of the 1992 Landers Earthquake

Date: June 28, 2022
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM Pacific Time

Southern Californians were shaken awake at 4:57 a.m. on June 28, 1992, by the region's largest earthquake in 40 years – the magnitude 7.3 Landers earthquake. Its location in central San Bernardino County, north of Joshua Tree National Park, meant that the strongest shaking was in a relatively low populated area. Still, there was severe damage to roads, buildings, and their contents; hundreds of people were injured; and there were 3 fatalities. The earthquake ruptured for more than 40 miles along several faults, which was one of the key lessons learned by scientists who studied the earthquake sequence (which began in April with the magnitude 6.1 Joshua Tree earthquake, was followed a few hours later by the magnitude 6.3 Big Bear earthquake, and continued with thousands of aftershocks for many years).

This webinar, coordinated together by SCEC and the USGS, will include presentations about the event's lessons and legacies for earthquake science over the past 30 years; an overview of the emergency management response; and perspectives shared by local residents who experienced the earthquake and its impacts.

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