LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is built right next to the famous La Brea Tar Pits and that keeps me up at night†.
Question: What is the subsurface structure like adjacent to the Lake Pit? I'm wondering if the LA County Museum of Art and other buildings near the Lake Pit could actually fall in some day. Is the museum built on bedrock and the tar pit next to it is just a small hole in it, or if "the big one" comes (major earthquake) could soil shift and the art museum end up submersed in tar?
†no it doesn't, drinking too much coffee keeps me up at night.
Google Maps of La Brea Tar Pit and LACMA
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