Engineering and environmental geology of the Indian Wells Valley area, southeastern California

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doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.xxv.4.437
Authors:Zellmer, John T.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Nav. Weapons Cent., Res. Dep., China Lake, CA, United States
Volume Title:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Source:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, 25(4), p.437-457. Publisher: Association of Engineering Geologists, Dallas, TX, United States. ISSN: 0004-5691
Publication Date:1988
Note:In English. 54 refs.; geol. sketch maps
Summary:This area of southeastern California is affected by several geologic and geotechnical hazards and problems. These include seismic activity, a limited ground-water resource, flooding, poor soil conditions, slope instability, liquefaction susceptibility, a locally high ground-water table, sewage and hazardous waste disposal and the potential for volcanic activity. Many of the present difficulties are directly or indirectly related to the rapid wartime building of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, during which adequate consideration was not always given to the geologic, geotechnical and environmental factors that affect the local area and region.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Active faults; Body waves; Earthquakes; Elastic waves; Engineering geology; Epicenters; Failures; Faults; Floods; Geologic hazards; Ground water; Liquefaction; Magnitude; P-waves; Pollution; S-waves; Seismic waves; Seismograms; Slope stability; Surveys; Swarms; California; United States; China Lake; Indian Wells Valley; Southeastern California
Coordinates:N353000 N361500 W1171500 W1180000
Record ID:1988079956
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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