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Fault Name Index

Owens Valley Fault Zone

Type of Fault: right-lateral and normal
Length: 110 km
Nearest Communities: Big Pine, Lone Pine, Olancha
Last Major Rupture: March 26, 1872, magnitude 8
Slip Rate: 1 to 3 mm/yr (?)
Interval Between Major Ruptures: 2000 - 3000 years (?)
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 8.2

 

References


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

 

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