Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[californiadisasters] 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake, Tuesday, 25 April 2017

"1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake" reminder
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
07:00 PM to 07:00 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Humboldt County
At 11:06 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 1992, the Cape Mendocino Earthquake jolted an already uneasy California which had just experienced the M6.1 Joshua Tree Earthquake three days earlier. The earthquake struck nearby Ferndale during a parade which was caught on home video. There was one serious leg break at that event but not many injuries elsewhere. The quake had a maximum intensity of VIII and was felt across Northern California and throughout much Southern Oregon. It was the largest quake in this seismically active region to have an epicenter on land and was the first large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake ever recorded. It generated a small tsunami and uplifted about 18 miles of coastline with maximum uplift of 1.5 to over 3 feet along a 7-8 miles section of coastline. In the wee hours of the following morning there were M6.6 and M6.7 aftershocks on the Mendocino Fault Zone that resulted in heavy damage at Scotia due to a major fire that essentially destroyed the commercial district of this quaint logging company town. Total damage amounted to over $66 million, but most importantly, nobody died.
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