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The Santa Susana thrust fault and its related problems : a progress report


Sutherland, J. Clark (1928) The Santa Susana thrust fault and its related problems : a progress report. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


The results of previous geological investigations of this area are found in the U.S.G.S. Bulletin #691 "Structure and Oil Resources of the Simi Valley" by Wm. S. Kew and in U.S.G.S. Bulletin #753 "Oil and Gas Possibilities of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties" by Wm. S. Kew. The work that Kew carried on consisted of mapping the major portions of the area covered by the San Fernando-Santa Susana-Piru-Santa Paula and the northern portions of the Hueneme-Triunfo Pass and Calabasas sheets. The work was done under the auspices of the U.S. Geological Survey and, in as much as the Survey was primarily interested in the economic possibilities of the region, Kew made no attempt to work out complicated structural relations. It was for the above reasons, coupled with the fact that the writer could, from the map, be aided in his inexperience with the formations involved, that Professor John Peter Buwalda suggested the Santa Susana Thrust Fault to the author as a problem for his thesis for the Bachelor of Science Degree from the California Institute. The work was started about the first of the year of 1928 and this paper bears on the writer’s progress on the partial solution of the problem at the date of writing, the middle of May.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Buwalda, John P.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:8 June 1928
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12152009-112122931
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ID Code:5446
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 18:46
Last Modified:13 Oct 2017 15:24

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