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Point Mugu, California, earthquake of 21 February 1973 and its aftershocks

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Abstract

Seismological investigations show that the Point Mugu earthquake involved north-south crustal shortening deep within the complex fault zone that marks the southern front of the Transverse Ranges province. This earthquake sequence results from the same stress system responsible for the deformation in this province in the Pliocene through Holocene and draws attention to the significant earthquake hazard that the southern frontal fault system poses to the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Point Mugu, California, earthquake of 21 February 1973 and its aftershocks
Series title:
Science
Volume
182
Issue:
4117
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1127
Last page:
1129