CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1995 |
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake, the strongest aftershock of the 1992 Landers quake in nearly a year, struck before dawn Sunday in a sparsely populated, mountainous area of Joshua Tree National Park above Desert Hot Springs. No damage or injury reports were received after the 4:03 a.m. temblor, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. It was centered 15 miles northeast of Palm Springs and four miles south of the epicenter of the 6.
June 17, 1994 |
A magnitude 5.0 aftershock rattled residents of Landers and the surrounding Morongo Basin desert region Thursday morning, unnerving even veterans of the powerful 1992 earthquake but prompting no reports of injuries or damage. "It wasn't like the one before but I was beginning to wonder because it was starting to wind up," said Tina Stockman, who with her husband owns the Grubstake restaurant in Landers.
June 28, 1993 |
A year after the most powerful earthquake in California in 40 years ruptured the Mojave desert surface for 55 miles, scientists are avidly studying the event and residents still suffer traumatic memories. But already the public's interest in quake preparedness appears to be fading. It was a year ago today that the Landers quake, measured at magnitudes ranging from 7.3 to 7.6, jolted the West at 4:57 a.m., killing a small child and injuring 400 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1993 |
Geologists suspect that the devastating Anaheim Hills landslide might have been triggered by the 7.4-magnitude Landers earthquake in June, Anaheim city spokesman Bret Colson said Wednesday. Also Wednesday, geologists in Laguna Beach released a report concluding that the mudslide there, which destroyed three homes, was caused by an ancient, reactivated landslide.
December 4, 1992 |
Another moderate aftershock of the Landers earthquake struck the Big Bear area Thursday night, and a Caltech scientist said it was on a fault that had not been active since before the magnitude 7.5 temblor on June 28. The magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred at 6:08 p.m. and was felt in downtown Los Angeles as well as the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and cities in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. It was centered three miles north of the epicenter of last Friday's 5.
October 5, 1992 |
Paul and Cathryn Roll have a more intimate acquaintance with the newly discovered Eureka Peak Fault than most residents near this much-shaken High Desert city: It runs right across the narrow yard between their house and swimming pool. On a hill adjacent to the Rolls' property, the fault that scientists first traced after the April 22 Joshua Tree earthquake--and became visible to all on the morning of the June 28 Landers quake--is now marked by a six-inch scarp, a vertical disruption.