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Fault Name Index

Lenwood Fault

Type of Faulting: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: about 75 km
Nearest Communities: Lenwood, Barstow
Most Recent Surface Ruptures: Holocene
Slip Rate: 0.8 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: 4000 to 5000 years (?)
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.4
Other Notes: Creep recorded, though not verified, at northwestern end. Experienced triggered slip near southeast end in 1992 due to the Landers earthquake.

 


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

 

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