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Re-thinking Southern California earthquake scenarios in Coachella Valley, San Andreas Fault
December 8, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New 3-D numerical modeling that captures far more geometric complexity of an active fault segment in Southern California than any other suggests that the overall earthquake hazard for towns on the west side of the Coachella Valley, such as Palm Springs and Palm Desert, may be slightly lower than previously believed.Full Story
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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