Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Mesa - Rincon Creek Fault Zone

Type of Fault: reverse
Length: 32 km
Nearest Communities: Santa Barbara, Carpenteria
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary
Slip Rate: roughly 0.3 mm/yr (?)

Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 7.0
Other Notes: Dips to the south. May have been responsible for any of several notable earthquakes in the Santa Barbara area since records have been kept.

 

References


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

 

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