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Landers is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert, in San Bernardino County, Southern California. Landers population, as of 2012, is 2,606 people.GeographyLanders lies in the Homestead Valley of the southeastern Mojave Desert. The town's elevation is 3100ft above sea level.Landers, 14mi north of Yucca Valley, is bordered by the City of Joshua Tree to its southeast, Johnson Valley, California to its north, and Pioneertown to its southwest. California State Route 247, named "Old Woman Springs Road" in the area, passes through Landers from Yucca Valley en route north to Barstow.Giant RockAdjacent to Landers on the north is Giant Rock, covering 5800 sq. ft. and 7 stories high. Californian Indians in the region, where the north and south tribes met annually.From the 1950s through the 1970s, it was a popular gathering point for annual Spacecraft Conventions of UFO enthusiasts.HistoryLanders EarthquakeThe area was also the epicenter of the 1992 Landers earthquake, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake on June 28, 1992. It caused considerable structural damage to the surrounding area, and one death, of a three-year-old child.
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