Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Brown Mountain Fault

Type of Fault: right-lateral
Length: about 13 km
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Other Notes: The Brown Mountain fault serves as a link between the Panamint Valley fault zone and the Garlock fault zone. The connection between the Panamint Valley fault zone and the Brown Mountain fault is a complex compressional left-step. This fault lies in a very remote region; the nearest towns are over 30 km away from any part of the fault.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following maps:
Basin and Range Fault Map
Mojave Fault Map

 

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