By The Capistrano Dispatch
San Juan Capistrano native Wick Lobo will give a presentation on the victims of the San Juan Capistrano earthquake of 1812 at the Historical Society’s annual meeting on Thursday, November 8.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Center, located at 25925 Camino del Avion.
The earthquake, which is also known as the Wrightwood earthquake of 1812, severely damaged Mission San Juan Capistrano and claimed the lives of 40 Native Americans who were on site during the mid-morning service. The earthquake is believed to have originated from the Mojave segment of the San Andreas Fault and registered an estimated 7.5 magnitude, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data center.
Lobo, who is a tribal elder of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, has done extensive research about the earthquake and its victims and will report his findings during the meeting.
For more information, contact Gwen at 949.493.8444.