1992 Landers Earthquake


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The 1992 Landers Earthquake was the largest quake since the 1952 Kern County Earthquake. It was centered 120 miles east of Los Angeles and due to its epicenter in the middle of the Mojave Desert only had one casualty and caused very little damage except to the few ranches and massive high energy power lines in the desert. The Landers Quake moved the land at certain points nearly 18 feet and caused major movement in 5 different faults and minor displacement in many others. Its largest aftershock was the 6.4 1992 Big Bear Earthquake.

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