1992 Cape Mendocino Remembrance Page

The 1992 M 7.1 Cape Mendocino Earthquake:
Remembered 25 Years Later

Free and Open to All
Space is Limited: Arrive early to get a seat!

  • Location: Wharfinger Great Hall, Eureka
  • Doors: 6:00 PM
  • Music: The Mendocino triple junction (aka Steve Smith, Tracy Smith, Patrick Cleary)
  • Refreshments Available
  • Sponsorships Available (contact Kathy Moley)
  • Additional: Educational Posters, “Tell Us Your Story,” and more fun stuff


  • Troy Nicollini (National Weather Service): Emcee
  • Vicki Osaki, Lori Dengler, Amanda Admire: Activity (People as Seismic Waves)
  • Bob “Bomac” McPherson (Humboldt State University): Setting the Stage
  • Thomas Dunklin: Geology of the 1992 Earthquake Sequence
  • Video Clip of the Ross Rowley footage in Ferndale
  • Danielle Orr: The Ferndale Perspective
  • Linda Nellist: The Challenge of Responding
  • Dr. Lori A. Dengler (Humboldt State University): A Small Tsunami makes Waves
  • Dr. Jason “Jay” R. Patton (Humboldt State University): The 1992 Earthquakes and Cascadia
  • Todd Becker (Humboldt County): Activity (The Humboldt County Tsunami App)
  • Ryan Aylward (National Weather Service): Looking Forward, ShakeOut and Tsunami Week of October, 2018
  • Dr. Peggy Hellweg (Berkeley Seismo Lab, CA Seismic Safety Commission): Earthquake Early Warning
  • Mendocino triple junction performs 1992 earthquake song
  • Have your Quake and Eat It Too!


  • Slide Show: 6:00 PM
  • Music: 6:15 PM
  • Presentations Begin: 7:00 PM
  • End Presentations: 9:00 PM
  • Social Half Hour: 9:00 PM
  • Clean Up: 9:30 PM
  • Doors Close 10:00 PM


  • Videos from the presentations are posted on this page.

Be Prepared

  • Bring a story to tell. We will have forms for people to use to write their story. We may also have a video camera set up to record your SHORT video (~3 minutes). Rehearse your story beforehand to ensure it fits in this short time.

Contact Information

  • Please contact us if you have questions related to your interest in helping, volunteering, or sponsoring this event.
    • Lead Organizer: Lori Dengler Lori.Dengler at humboldt.edu
    • Second Lead Organizer: Kerry Sherrin kerry.sherin at fastmail.fm
    • Video: Thomas B. Dunklin Tdunklin at gmail.com
    • Sponsorship: Kathy Moley kathym at pacificwatershed.com
    • Website and Social Media: Jason “Jay” R. Patton Jason.Patton at humboldt.edu