The authoritative region of the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) extends across southern California, from the U.S./Mexico international border to Coalinga and Owens Valley in central California (Figure 1). This area contains almost 20 million inhabitants, including two of the ten largest cities in the United States (Los Angeles and San Diego) and the two largest harbors (Los Angeles and Long Beach) in the nation. SCSN also reports on earthquakes in Baja California, which could potentially cause damage in the U.S. More than fifty earthquakes (not including aftershocks) are felt each year, and an average of 1.5 events...

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