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Shortening and Thickening of Metropolitan Los Angeles Measured and Inferred Using GeodesyGeodetic measurements using the Global Positioning System and other techniques show north-south shortening near Los Angeles to be fastest across the northern part of the metropolitan area, where an ESE-striking, 5- to 40-km-wide belt lying to the south of San Gabriel Mountains and to the north of downtown and West Los Angeles is shortening at 5 mm/yr.
Document ID
20060040659
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Argus, D.
Heflin, M.
Donnellan, A.
Webb, F.
Dong, D.
Hurst, K.
Jefferson, D.
Lyzenga, G.
Watkins, M.
Zumberge, J.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Geology
Subject Category
Geophysics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
crustal deformation earthquakes Los Angeles earthquake strain