Introduction to the Landers-Big Bear Earthquakes

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Edited by: David W. Gordon


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This issue of <i>Earthquakes & Volcanoes</i> tells the story of a pair of exceptional earthquakes, which struck southern California on June 28, 1992 - a magnitude 7.6 earthquake near Landers and a magnitude 6.7 aftershock near Big Bear Lake. The mainshock occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. local time, and the aftershock - the strongest of a prolonged, prolific series - followed 3 hrs later.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Introduction to the Landers-Big Bear Earthquakes
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 23
Issue 5
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 4 p.
First page 196
Last page 199
Country United States
State California
City Big Bear Lake
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