Los Angeles Area Geology

Welcome to the Los Angeles Geology Page! This site will cover some of the more unique aspects of the geology around Los Angeles. The Greater Los Angeles area is a very interesting place, geologically. It is an area with deep sedimentary basins, steep mountains, lots of faulting – with plenty of seismic activity to boot!

Major Geologic Features in the Los Angeles Area:

Special Reports:

Seismic Information:

Glossary of Geologic Terms used

List of Resources Used

Special Note:
This was formerly the Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley site, but was reorganized into the current page in January, 2008. Most of the old page can be found on the Santa Clarita Valley section, with the remainder still on this page.

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