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Fault Name Index

Pitas Point - Ventura Fault

Ventura Fault

Type of Fault: left-reverse
Length: 20 km
Nearest Communities: Ventura, Sea Cliff
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene; probably within the last 1500 years
Slip Rate: between 0.5 and 1.5 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 6.8
Other Notes: This fault dips to the north.

 

Pitas Point Fault

Type of Fault: left-reverse
Length: 22 km
Nearest Communities: Sea Cliff, Carpinteria
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Quaternary

 

References


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

 

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