The "LARSE" Project Working Toward A Safer Future For Los Angeles

Thomas Henyey, Gary S. Fuis, Mark L. Benthien, Thomas Burdette, Shari Christofferson, Robert W. Clayton, Paul M. Davis, & Monica D. Kohler

Published 1999, SCEC Contribution #497

The Los Angeles region is underlain by a network of active faults, including many that are deep and do not break the Earth1s surface. These hidden faults include the previously unknown one responsible for the devastating January 1994 Northridge earthquake, the costliest quake in U.S. history. So that structures can be built or strengthened to withstand the quakes that are certain in the future, the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment (LARSE) is locating hidden earthquake hazards beneath the region to help scientists determine where the strongest shaking will occur.

Henyey, T., Fuis, G. S., Benthien, M. L., Burdette, T., Christofferson, S., Clayton, R. W., Davis, P. M., & Kohler, M. D. (1999). The "LARSE" Project Working Toward A Safer Future For Los Angeles. Washington, D.C., : U.S. Government Printing Office.