Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Mesquite Lake Fault

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: about 30 km
Nearest Community: Twentynine Palms
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 7.0
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene; estimated at 1200 to 1700 years before present

Other Notes: Complex junction with Pinto Mountain fault at southern end. May cross the fault and continue briefly southward.

 

References


This fault is featured on the following maps:
Mojave Fault Map
Southern Fault Map

 

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