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The Landers earthquake; preliminary instrumental results

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
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Abstract

Early on the morning of June 28, 1992, millions of people in southern California were awakened by the largest earthquake to occur in the western United States in the past 40 yrs. At 4:58 a.m PDT (local time), faulting associated with the magnitude 7.3 earthquake broke through to earth's surface near the town of Landers, California. the surface rupture then propagated 70km (45 mi) to the north and northwest along a band of faults passing through the middle of the Mojave Desert. Fortunately, the strongest shaking occurred in uninhabited regions of the Mojave Desert. Still one child was killed in Yucca Valley, and about 400 people were injured in the surrounding area. the desert communities of Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree in San Bernardino Country suffered considerable damage to buildings and roads. Damage to water and power lines caused problems in many areas. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The Landers earthquake; preliminary instrumental results
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 23
Issue 5
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 9 p.
First page 200
Last page 208
Country United States
State California
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