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Los Angeles Enjoying 1,000 Year Seismic Lull


August 24, 2007

James Dolan and Charles Sammis The Los Angeles basin appears to be in a seismic "lull" characterized by relatively smaller and infrequent earthquakes, according to a study in the September issue of Geology. The study has implications for seismic hazard assessment, whose models generally assume random quake activity.
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