• There are four groups of videos:
    1. Videos of the presentations from the remembrance event.
    2. Videos are directly related to the 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake.
    3. Videos are about the Cascadia subduction zone earthquakes and tsunami.
    4. The lowermost videos are about earthquakes or tsunami in general.

1992 Cape Mendocino Remembrance Event Presentation Videos

1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake Videos

  • Quake ’92 from Ross Rowley
  • On April 25-26, 1992, three powerful earthquakes (magnitudes 7.1, 6.6, and 6.7) struck the rural Humboldt County area on the northwest coast of California. With their epicenters offshore, south of Petrolia, this earthquake created a great deal of damage to the small towns of the area, including Ferndale, Fortuna, Petrolia, Rio Dell, and Scotia. Local Cameraman Ross Rowley was filming a “Best of the West Festival” in the streets of Ferndale and had his camera rolling when the earthquake struck. He filmed during the earthquake, the aftermath, and held on the ground interviews with residents.
  • Ferndale Books, our (long closed) sister store, took a hit during the 1992 quake. The owner, Carlos Benneman, grew up speaking German, which explains the goofy German captions.

1992 Cascadia subduction zone Tarthquake and Tsunami Videos

  • Critical Issues Webinar: Communicating Cascadia’s Earthquake Risk
  • Geoscience research is at the forefront of characterizing the earthquake risks associated with the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest. This webinar will inform listeners of the science and its implications for policy decisions and resiliency efforts. During the webinar, the three presenters will provide an overview of what we know about the Cascadia subduction zone and the associated earthquake risk, how this information is used to guide policy decisions, how the science should be communicated, what state and local governments are doing to address the risks, and what more could be done to better protect the Pacific Northwest.
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  • Dr. Chris Goldfinger is a marine geologist and geophysicist whose focus is on great earthquakes and the structure of subduction zones around the world. He is experienced using deep submersibles, multi-beam and side scan sonar, seismic reflection, and other marine geophysical tools all over the world. Recently, Chris was in the national spotlight after being featured in Kathryn Schulz’s article in The New Yorker, “The Really Big One.” His extensive research on the Cascadia subduction zone yielded an earthquake record extending through the Holocene epoch helping to develop a model of segmentation and earthquake recurrence. Conclusion: our area is overdue for a major earthquake.

1992 Tsunami Videos

  • BBB Documentary 2017 – Disaster Wars: Earthquake vs Tsunami | National Geographic Documentary 2017