Pat Abbott: Abbott says the high frequencies of the seismic-wave spectrum have the greatest impact on very hard, dense rock.  Abbott says the parts of San Diego County that are made up of this kind of rock include Mt. Helix, Dictionary Hill, and Del Cerro. “Also areas like Rancho San Diego. Or the hills around the southern and eastern end of El Cajon.”

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San Diego Earthquake Danger Zones

Mission Bay and San Diego Bay, western Mission Valley, Otay Valley, Mt. Soledad area - to name a few

“All river valleys are suspect,” she says — Mission Valley, the Sweetwater River Valley, the Otay River Valley, the Tijuana River Valley. “If you are in the Mission Valley area, have a high potential for liquefaction.”


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