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The "LARSE" Project - Working Toward a Safer Future for Los Angeles

Fact Sheet 110-99

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Abstract

The Los Angeles region is underlain by a network of active faults, including many that are deep and do not break the Earth's surface. These hidden faults include the previously unknown one responsible for the devastating January 1994 Northridge earthquake, the costliest quake in U.S. history. So that structures can be built or strengthened to withstand the quakes that are certain in the future, the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment (LARSE) is locating hidden earthquake hazards beneath the region to help scientists determine where the strongest shaking will occur.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The "LARSE" Project - Working Toward a Safer Future for Los Angeles
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
110-99
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
City:
Los Angeles
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y