Back to the Future: Remembering the Cape Mendocino Earthquakes
Saturday, April 15
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The M 7.2 Cape Mendocino earthquake of April 25, 1992 and its M6.6 and 6.7 aftershocks caused over $60 million in losses and is the only Humboldt County earthquake to be gain a FEMA major disaster declaration. This talk with geologist Lori Dengler recounts what happened in 1992 and how that earthquake led to the establishment of the US National Hazard Mitigation Program and raised awareness of the Cascadia subduction zone.
Dr. Lori Dengler is an emeritus Professor of Geology at Humboldt State University. She was part of the team that developed the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and a participant in a dozen post earthquake and tsunami field survey teams including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Chile and Japan. Recognized as HSU's Scholar of the Year in 2008 and recipient of California's 2009 Alquist medal for earthquake preparedness efforts, Lori continues to work on outreach projects. She is the author of a bilingual children's book "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome" and a biweekly column in the Times-Standard.