Evidence for coseismic subsidence events in a southern California coastal saltmarsh
Our lab collaborated on a recent paleoseismology at the Seal Beach Marsh using foraminifera to identify subsidence events related to the Newport-Inglewood fault. The study was published in Nature.com/Scientific Reports and drew coverage in the Los Angeles Times. Rob Leeper, formerly USGS and now at UC Riverside was the leader of the work. Much thanks to Dr. Simona Avnaim-Katav in our UCLA lab for the foram work. Take home message – the fault, which transects an important built-up area of Southern California is more active than assumed.
Read LA Times Article here –
Scientific paper is here –