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Preliminary Report on the 29 July 2008 Mw 5.4 Chino Hills, Eastern Los Angeles Basin, California, Earthquake Sequence

Hauksson, Egill and Felzer, Karen and Given, Doug and Giveon, Michal and Hough, Susan and Kanamori, Hiroo and Sevilgen, Volkan and Wei, Shengji and Yong, Alan (2008) Preliminary Report on the 29 July 2008 Mw 5.4 Chino Hills, Eastern Los Angeles Basin, California, Earthquake Sequence. Seismological Research Letters, 79 (6). pp. 855-866. ISSN 0895-0695. doi:10.1785/gssrl.79.6.855.

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The 29 July 2008 Mw 5.4 Chino Hills earthquake was the largest event to occur within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan region since the Mw 6.7 1994 Northridge earthquake. The earthquake was widely felt in a metropolitan region with a population of more than 10 million people and was recorded by hundreds of broadband and strong-motion instruments. In this report we present preliminary analysis of the event and discuss its significance within the seismotectonic framework of the northern Los Angeles basin as revealed by previous moderate earthquakes.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Seismological Society of America. This research was supported by USGS internal funds; also by Grant 08HQGR0030 to Caltech and by grants from the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) to Caltech. SCEC is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) Cooperative Agreement EAR-0529922 and USGS Cooperative Agreement 07HQAG0008. We thank the SCSN/SCEDC staff for ensuring timely delivery of high-quality data. We also thank R. Yeats, T. Bjorklund, G. Fuis, L. Jones, R. Stein, D. Helmberger, and T. Heaton for feedback and discussions; J. Hardebeck, E. Pounders, and D. Wald for reviews; and P. Shearer for making his plotting program available. Most figures were done using GMT software (Wessel and Smith 1991). SCEC contribution number 1221. Contribution number 10,008, Seismological Laboratory, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
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