Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Helendale Fault

Type of Faulting: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: 90 km
Nearest Community: Lucerne Valley, Apple Valley, Victorville
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Slip Rate: 0.8 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.3
Other Notes: The Helendale fault seems to cut through the North Frontal fault zone of the San Bernadino Mountains.

 

References


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

 

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