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Point Mugu, California, Earthquake of 21 February 1973 and Its Aftershocks

W. L. Ellsworth, R. H. Campbell, D. P. Hill, R. A. Page, R. W. Alewine, III, T. C. Hanks, T. H. Heaton, J. A. Hileman, H. Kanamori, B. Minster and J. H. Whitcomb
Science
New Series, Vol. 182, No. 4117 (Dec. 14, 1973), pp. 1127-1129
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1737021
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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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