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1992 Landers and Big Bear, USA Images
browse graphic Southern California residents were rudely awakened Sunday morning June 28, 1992 at 04:57 am (June 28 at 11:57 GMT), by an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 (Ms) followed by a smaller 6.7 (Ms) magnitude earthquake about three hours later (June 28 at 15:05 GMT). The largest shock occurred approximately 6 miles southwest of Landers, California and 110 miles east of Los Angeles. The second earthquake was entered approximately 8 miles southeast of Big Bear City in the San Bernardino Mountains near Barton Flats. A distance of 17 miles and 7,000 feet in elevation separate the two earthquake locations.