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Fault Name Index

Laguna Salada Fault Zone

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip; right-lateral normal oblique
Length: about 70 km
Nearest Communities: Plaster City, CA; Progresso, Baja California
Most Recent Surface Rupture: February 23, 1892, magnitude 7; otherwise, Holocene
Slip Rate: roughly 4 mm/yr (?)
Interval Between Major Rupteres: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.5
Other Notes: Faults dip to the west.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following map:

Southern Fault Map

 

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