Earthquake fault maps for Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and other Westside areas. Also online at CGS: the latest state geologic map and fault activity maps (released last year) and 10 regional geologic maps; a Geologic Atlas of California’s 27 maps, produced between 1958 and 1959, will be available online soon, according to the agency. Landmarks. Santa Monica Fault. Puente Hills Thrust.
The inset map shows the study area relative to downtown Los Angeles (LA), and the location and focal mechanism of the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake (M6.0).
The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, … Rose Hills Memorial Park occupies portions of the northern area. In comparison, a M7.5 earthquake epicentered on the Puente Hills Thrust near Downtown could kill 3,000 to 18,000 people — many more than the estimated 1,800 that would be killed by the San Andreas scenario. The highest point in the western hills is Workman Hill, named for the pioneer Workman family.The Puente Hills Mall is located north of the hills. From north to south, the Puente Hills anticline, the Whittier fault, which trends N70 o W and cuts the steeply dipping south limb of the anticline along a 40 km strike-length, and the La Habra syncline characterize the structural setting of the Puente Hills (Figure 2). A hypothetical earthquake here epicentered south of USC was called the “worst case for Los Angeles” in a 2017 city report.
The futility of predicting earthquakes is represented on this map, which does not show the Northridge fault line or the Puente Hills thrust fault (which was last week’s troublemaker). The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night’s magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from …
The Hollywood fault extends ENE for a distance of 14 km through Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Hollywood to the Los Angeles River and Interstate 5. Rio Hondo College is located at the foot of the western end of the hills, and the Puente Hills Landfill is nearby. Puente Hills Blind-Thrust System, Los Angeles, California 2947 Figure 1.
Sixteen years later, a section of the Puente Hills thrust fault ruptured in the magnitude 5.9 Whittier Narrows earthquake, killing eight people in East Los Angeles and bringing attention to a class of thrust faults that do not break the surface, called “blind” thrust faults, which will go on to … A hypothetical earthquake here epicentered south of USC was called the “worst case for Los Angeles” in a 2017 city report . The Puente Hills Fault (also known as the Puente Hills thrust system) is an active geological fault that is located in the Los Angeles Basin in California.The thrust fault was discovered in 1999 and runs about 40 km (25 mi) in three discrete sections from the Puente Hills region in the southeast to just south of Griffith Park in the northwest.
Map by CGS .