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Earthquake Simulation for Puente Hills Fault


A detailed simulation by SCEC scientists visualized with SDSC's Scalable
Visualization Toolkit and Alias Maya on the TeraGrid at SDSC shows a horizontal component of the ground velocity in a possible magnitude 7.2 earthquake on the Los Angeles-area Puente Hills fault, discovered in 1999. The simulation models potential ground motions and damage from such earthquakes, which have damage estimates in excess of $250 billion.
Simulations by R. Graves, URS Corp.; SCEC, and USGS;
visualization by A. Chourasia and S. Cutchin, SDSC/UCSD.
Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

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