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Fault Name Index

Baker Fault

Type of Faulting: uncertain; probably right-lateral
Length: about 45 km
Nearby Communities: Baker, Silver Lake
Most Recent Rupture: Late Quaternary at far southern end; otherwise undifferentiated Quaternary
Other Notes: May not be continuous beneath Soda Lake (south of the town of Baker). Southern and northern ends may represent different faults. Crosses Interstate Highway 15 about six miles southwest of the town of Baker.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following map:
Mojave Fault Map

 

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