Remembering the 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquakes with a Virtual Field Trip of the Mendocino Triple Junction

Lori Dengler

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with Lori Dengler, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Cal Poly Humboldt

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 12:00pm

The April 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquake was the most damaging North Coast earthquake in historical times. This talk remembers the earthquakes of 30 years ago with a virtual field trip and a discussion of what we’ve learned about North Coast hazards since then.

Lori Dengler is an Emeritus Professor of geology at Cal Poly Humboldt. An internationally-recognized expert in tsunami hazards, she continues to be active in North Coast earthquake and tsunami research and outreach activities through the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center and the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group.

The Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group is an inter-agency organization of scientists, emergency planners/managers, and others active in disaster preparedness. Formed in 1996, the RCTWG coordinates the annual California ShakeOut drill, Tsunami Week activities, and annual tsunami communications drill, community evacuation drills, and other activities promoting disaster resilience.