Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Hidalgo Fault

Type of Faulting: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: 40 km
Nearest Communities: Twentynine Palms, Landers, Joshua Tree
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Slip Rate: 0.5 mm/yr or less (?)
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.4 - 7.1
Other Notes: Essentially continuous with the Calico fault zone. Rupture along both faults could potentially produce a greater earthquake than the Hidalgo fault could alone.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following maps:
Mojave Fault Map
Southern Fault Map

 

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