50 New Faults Featured in California Quake Map
California Geological Survey releases its first new fault map in 16 years.
By OLSEN EBRIGHT
Updated 6:08 PM PDT, Tue, Apr 27, 2010The California Geological Survey's first new fault map in 16 years features more than 50 new surface earthquake faults in the Golden State.
Hopefully the map will guide future development and emergency planning, officials told the Los Angeles Times:
The new faults range from small ones that don't pose much threat for major temblors to very large ones, like the one responsible for the 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake that shook Southern California in 1999. Most of the faults have been known to researchers and contained in scientific files.
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