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

Ellsworth, W. L. and Campbell, R. H. and Hill, D. P. and Page, R. A. and Alewine, R. W., III and Hanks, T. C. and Heaton, T. H. and Hileman, J. A. and Kanamori, H. and Minster, B. and Whitcomb, J. H. (1973) Point Mugu, California, Earthquake of 21 February 1973 and Its Aftershocks. Science, 182 (4117). pp. 1127-1129. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.182.4117.1127.

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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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Additional Information:© 1973 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 30 August 1973. Contribution No. 2382, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology. Publication authorized by the Director, U.S. Geological Survey.
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