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Fault Name Index

Palos Verdes Fault Zone

Type of Faulting: right-reverse (?)
Length: roughly 80 km
Nearby Communities: San Pedro, Palos Verdes Estates, Torrance, Redondo Beach
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene, offshore; Late Quaternary, onshore
Slip Rate: between 0.1 and 3.0 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Mangitudes: MW6.0 - 7.0 (or greater?); fault geometries may allow only partial rupture at any one time
Other Notes: Has two main branches (see below). Continues southward as the Palos Verdes - Coronado Bank fault zone.

 

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Cabrillo Fault

Type of Faulting: right-normal (?)
Length: 20 km
Nearby Communities: Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene, offshore; Late Quaternary, onshore
Slip Rate: uncertain
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Mangitudes: MW6.0 - 6.8
Other Notes: Dips to the north.

 

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Redondo Canyon Faulty

Type of Faulting: right-reverse (?)
Length: 11 km
Nearby Communities: Palos Verdes Estates, Redondo Beach
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Slip Rate: uncertain
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Mangitudes: MW5.8 - 6.5

 

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

 

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