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
- 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
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
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