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Los Angeles, A City of Faults Matt Rieman Los Angeles: A City of Faults.

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1 Los Angeles, A City of Faults Matt Rieman Los Angeles: A City of Faults

2 Faults in Los Angeles

3 Freeways cross faults in many locations creating potential risk. Collapse of freeway bridges during the Northridge earthquake caused widespread recognition of the hazard. Effect on Infrastructure

4 - Faults run throughout the LA basin Blind thrust faults such as the Puente Hills fault are particularly dangerous -Skyscrapers are not designed for all possible motions and still have the potential to collapse during specific (and uncommon) motions

5 Another Result of Faulting Oil can become trapped along faults Yet seepage can also occur along faults Tar pits- Caused by oil seeping up along a fault and degrading to asphalt

6 References: 405 Traffic MNG Interactive. Photograph. Web. 20 Jun Uuuuuuu iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Elle, Alli. Texture 79. Photograph. Deviant Art. Web. 20 Jun La Brea Tar Pits March Photograph. Web. 20 Jun uuuuuuu. Los Angeles Skyline. Photograph. Web. 20 Jun Uuuuuuu. Northridge Earthquake. Photograph. Natural Disaster Atlas of the United States. Web. 20 u uuuuuuuJun Sheibley, Mari. LA at Night Photograph. Web. 20 Jun Weber, Betsy. La Brea Tar Pits Photograph. Flickr. Web. 20 Jun


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