Sinking of Seal Beach Wetlands Tied to Ancient Quakes

A team of scientists consisting of geologists from Cal State Fullerton and the U.S. Geological Survey found that a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake or greater could abruptly send the Seal Beach wetlands plummeting by three feet.

Matthew E. Kirby, CSUF professor of geological sciences and colleague Brady P. Rhodes, CSUF professor emeritus of geological sciences, and alumnus Robert J. Leeper, whose master's thesis is based on the research findings, led the study whose findings have important implications in terms of seismic hazard and risk assessment in coastal Southern California.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.  Numerous media outlets published or aired stories on the research findings, including: KABC-TV, KCRW-FM, KFI-AM, KNX-AM, KTLA-TV, the Orange County Register, Reuters and U.S. News & World Report.


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