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Media Resources: Puente Hills earthquake loss estimates

Official Press Release
(308 KB PDF)

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Opening slide from the press conference presentation.

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Numeric losses calculated for a range of scenarios involving a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Puente Hills fault.

2_Loss_numbers.jpg
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Peak ground velocity (PGV) map for a postulated magnitude 7.4 earthquake on Puente Hills fault in Los Angeles, California.

3_Peak_velocity.jpg
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As above, but with freeways labeled. A vector-graphic version is also provided.

PeakVelocityLabeled.jpg
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PeakVelocityLabeled.ai
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The spatial distribution of total building damage, expressed as a percent of total building exposure, for each census tract for a magnitude 7.5 scenario earthquake along the Puente Hills fault.

4_Building_loss.jpg
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As above, but with freeways labeled and the extent of the Puente Hills fault shown. A vector-graphic version is also provided.

BuildingLossLabeled.jpg
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BuildingLossLabeled.ai
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The skyline of downtown Los Angeles, with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background. Downtown Los Angeles is built atop the Puente Hills fault.

LA.jpg
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The location of the Puente Hills fault (in blue) with respect to the Los Angeles area and USC. The San Andreas fault is shown in red, and other major faults are shown in white. This image was created using "LA3D" software developed by Information Technology Interns at the Southern California Earthquake Center.

LA3D_PuenteHills.jpg
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This image shows the complex network of faults beneath Southern California, created using "LA3D" software developed by Information Technology Interns at the Southern California Earthquake Center. The Puente Hills fault is colored blue, and the locations of major cities are shown for reference.

SoCal_PuenteHills.jpg
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Movie (QuickTime format) showing the ground velocity resulting from a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Puente Hills fault. This visualization is based on data from a simulation by Robert Graves of URS Corporation, Pasadena, and was created by Amit Chourasia and Steve Cutchin at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).

puentehills.mov
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Cover of the May 2005 issue of Earthquake Spectra, published by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

EQScovMay05.pdf
(172 KB PDF)





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