Earthquake Potential Around Los Angeles, Revealed By Geodetic Data Book


  • An analysis of geodetic and airborne UAVSAR imagery related to the 2014 M5.1 La Habra earthquake shows that the Los Angeles metro area consists of a complex system of shallow faults that tend to move together during an earthquake. The area shows stored potential of a M6.1–6.3 earthquake using the assumption that the shallow structures released accumulated strain that has not been released on deeper locked structures.


publication date

  • December 4, 2015