Map of Los Angeles Basin in the region T3S to T1S and R9W to
R14W, showing circles at the locations of drill holes used in this study.
Color lines plotted through the circles indicate the inferred direction of
SHmax (greatest horizontal principal stress) at each location studied. Green
lines indicate borehole elongation directions which we believe are the result
of true breakouts. Red lines indicate borehole elongation directions felt to be
the result of key seats or tool drag in the holes, which are not felt to be
reliable indicators of the SHmax direction. Blue lines show data from other
studies of borehole breakouts [Suppe, 1992; Zoback, 1992; and Kerkela, 1996].
Purple lines show data from focal mechanism studies [Hauksson, 1990; and
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