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Southern California Geology


Geology and Southern Californians

Southern Californians face a variety of challenges posed by the geologic setting they inhabit. These challenges include (1) earthquake hazards created by numerous active faults of the complex San Andreas fault system, (2) ground-water availability and quality in a semi-arid setting where ground-water basins have complex geologic controls, and (3) mineral- and energy-resource utilization in a region where multiple land uses compete for attention. Thus, the geologic landscape of southern California plays a critical role in our lives.

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