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Appendix F: The Failure of the Baldwin Hills Reservoir Dam
Pages 217-218

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From page 217...
... were partially to blame for the failure of the reservoir dam, the dam itself did not fail due to an induced earthquake. Records from the Seismographic Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology located 15 miles northeast of the reservoir showed no earthquakes large enough to cause internal damage to the reservoir during the period 1950-1963 ( Jansen, 1988)
From page 218...
... . Movement of the geologic faults crossing the floor of the reservoir with downward displacement of 2 to 7 inches on the western side of several faults caused cracking in the asphalt membrane seal and allowed water to enter the porous soil beneath the dam.

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