Southern California Earthquake Data Center

Significant Earthquakes and Faults

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Fault Name Index

Kern Gorge Fault and Poso Creek Faults

Kern Gorge Fault

Type of Fault: normal

Length: about 20 km

Nearest Communities: Edison, Bakersfield

Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary

Other Notes: The Kern Gorge fault dips to the southwest.

 

Poso Creek Fault

Type of Fault: normal
Length: about 14 km; another 48 km may extend west-northwest from western end shown on map
Nearest Communities: Oildale, Bakersfield
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Quaternary
Other Notes: The Poso Creek fault dips to the south.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following map:

Northwest Fault Map

 

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