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Fault Name Index

Furnace Creek Fault Zone

Type of Faulting: right-lateral
Length: at least 180 km; including the southern, Pre-Quaternary segment: over 220 km
Nearest Communities: Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells, Oasis
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Slip Rate: 0.7 mm/yr
Rupture Interval: 6500 years (?)
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.8 - 7.6
Other Notes: Simultaneous rupture with Death Valley fault zone might be possible.

 

References


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

 

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