Welcome to the Los Angeles Geology Page! This site will cover some of the more unique aspects of the geology around Los Angeles. I hope to cover each valley and mountain range. Watch for updates in the coming months.
The Greater Los Angeles area is a very interesting place, geologically. It is an area with deep sedimentary basins, steep mountains, lots of faulting – with plenty of seismic activity to boot! The San Gabriel Mountains, to the north, rise to over 10,000′.
|San Gabriel Mountains||San Bernardino Mountains||Santa Monica Mountains||Puente Hills|
|Santa Susana Mountains|
|Los Angeles Basin||San Fernando Valley||San Gabriel Valley||Chino and Corona area|
|San Bernardino Valley||Simi Valley||Thousand Oaks area||Santa Clarita Valley|
Geology outside of the Los Angeles Area – Special Reports:
|Information on the San Andreas Fault|
|Death Valley Geology – Photos and Information|
- Current Earthquake Report from the USGS
Geologic Time Scale
List of resources used
Links to other Geology sites
Comments, Suggestions, Questions?
E-mail me at webmaster @ scvresources.com (remove spaces)
Special Note: This was formerly the Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley site, but was reorganized into the current page in January, 2008. Most of the old page can be found on the Santa Clarita Valley section, with the remainder still on this page.
Copyright 1995 – 2013 by Michael Ballard
All photographs, unless otherwise noted, on this website are owned by Michael Ballard, the owner of scvresources.com.