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Jensen publishes letter to the editor on Garlock Fault development

Fellow(s): Nick Jensen

An 8.0-magnitude quake on the Garlock Fault in the Mojave Desert, which has seen thousands of earthquakes in the last several months, would be disastrous for residents of the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas.

Yet, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a new 60,000-resident development just east of the junction of the San Andreas and Garlock faults. A large quake would wreak havoc on this new community, destroying homes, imperiling the water supply and damaging roads.

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