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Fault Name Index

Johnson Valley Fault

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: main trace is about 60 km long; Upper Johnson Valley fault and other segments add about 25 km
Nearest Communities: Landers, Yucca Valley
Last Major Rupture: June 28, 1992, Mw7.3
Slip Rate: roughly 0.5 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: 9000 years (?)
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.3

 

References


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

 

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