The southwestern part of the Los Angeles Basin was affected by an earthquake at 10:57 P.M. on October 21, 1941. The epicenter of this shock, as located by Beno Gutenberg3 of the Seismological Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, was at a point along the Newport-Inglewood fault zone approximately 3 miles southeast of the center of the Dominguez oil field (Fig. 1).

This shock is of particular geologic interest because the casing in fifteen flowing wells in the western part of the field was damaged to the extent that a 112-inch dummy pressure...

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