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Title: Wilshire fault : earthquakes in Hollywood?
Authors: Hummon, Cheryl
Sieh, Kerry
Schneider, Craig L.
Yeats, Robert S.
Dolan, James F.
Huftile, Gary J.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Geology::Volcanoes and earthquakes
Issue Date: 1994
Source: Hummon, C., Schneider, C. L., Yeats, R. S., Dolan, J. F., Sieh, K. E., & Huftile, G. J. (1994). Wilshire fault: Earthquakes in Hollywood?. Geology, 22(4), 291-294.
Series/Report no.: Geology
Abstract: The Wilshire fault is a potentially seismogenic, blind thrust fault inferred to underlie and cause the Wilshire arch, a Quaternary fold in the Hollywood area, just west of downtown Los Angeles, California. Two inverse models, based on the Wilshire arch, allow us to estimate the location and slip rate of the Wilshire fault, which may be illuminated by a zone of microearthquakes. A fault-bend fold model indicates a reverse-slip rate of 1.5-1.9 mm/yr, whereas a three-dimensional elastic-dislocation model indicates a right-reverse slip rate of 2.6-3.2 mm/yr. The Wilshire fault is a previously unrecognized seismic hazard directly beneath Hollywood and Beverly Hills, distinct from the faults under the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.
ISSN: 0091-7613
DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1994)022<0291:WFEIH>2.3.CO;2
Rights: © 1994 Geological Society of America
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