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:
- Faulting and Earthquakes
- Mining and Minerals
- Sedimentary Basins
- Mountain Ranges
- Geological Drives
- San Andreas Fault
- Santa Clarita Valley Geology
- Santa Clara River
- Earthquakes and Movies
- Help the USGS with earthquakes!
- Current Earthquake Report from the USGS
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.
Copyright 1995 – 2017 by Michael Ballard