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

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

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

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Join us on the 30th anniversary of the Landers Earthquake!

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 the desert in 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 on April 22 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).

Learn more from a new overview of the Landers Earthquake created by the USGS.

This 30th anniversary webinar, coordinated together by SCEC and the USGS, included 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.


Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Susan Hough, United States Geological Survey
1992 Landers Earthquake Sequence: Science Lessons Learned
Picture of San Bernardino County Division Chief James Topoleski Division Chief James Topoleski, San Bernardino County Fire Department
Emergency Response Following the Landers Earthquake
Picture of Landers Rupture Local Perspectives

Gary Daigneault, News Director, Morongo Basin Broadcasting Corp (Z107.7FM)
Chris Gubler, Gubler Orchids
Gino Prudholm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Picture of Greg Beroza Prof. Gregory Beroza, Stanford University
30 Years of Earthquake Science: Legacies of Landers

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