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Fault Name Index

Northridge Hills Fault

Type of Faulting: reverse
Length: 25
Nearest Communities: Sepulveda, Northridge, Chatsworth
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary
Other Notes: Dip is probably to the north. This is not the fault on which the 1994 Northridge earthquake occurred. That was a south-dipping blind thrust fault, cut off at a depth of roughly 6 km by the Santa Susana fault zone, and probably connected at depth with the Oak Ridge fault.



This fault is featured on the following maps:
Northwest Fault Map
Los Angeles Fault Map