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Los Angeles Margin

Perspective view looking southeast towards the Palos Verdes Peninsula

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Los Angeles Margin Perspective View of colored shaded-relief bathymetry

Perspective view looking southeast towards the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The distance across the bottom of the image is about 14 km with a vertical exaggeration of 6x. The vertical drop of the shelf at "A" is about 700 m, whereas the height of the Palos Verdes Peninsula at "B" is about 440 m. Large blocks can be seen on the basin floor (dark blue) that came from an underwater landslide along the walls of the San Pedro Sea Valley. The block at "C" is 325 m in length and 15 m in height. A "megaslump" (D) failed off the Los Angeles Margin slope. Download 300dpi TIFF image (16 MB)
 

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