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Fault Name Index

Little Lake Fault Zone

Type of Faulting: right-lateral
Length: 45 km long (north to south) by 15 km wide (east to west); longest fault segment is about 11 km long
Nearest Communities: China Lake, Ridgecrest
Most Recent Surface Ruptures: Holocene
Slip Rate: about 1 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Probable Magnitudes: MW5.5 - 7.0 (?)
Other Notes: One of two complex fault zones in the Indian Wells Valley area. The other is the Airport Lake fault zone.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following maps:
Basin and Range Fault Map
Mojave Fault Map

 

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