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Fault Name Index

Bullion Fault

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: about 55 km
Nearest Communities: Ludlow, Landers
Most Recent Surface Rupture: October 16, 1999, MW 7.1
Slip Rate: roughly 0.8 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW 6.5 - 7.1
Other Notes: The Bullion fault is essentially a southern extension of the Pisgah fault. The two faults may rupture in series as a single system. The Bullion fault is also capable of rupturing in conjunction with the Lavic Lake fault, as it demonstrated on October 16, 1999.

 

References


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

 

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