Significant Earthquakes and Faults

Reference Sources

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A

Airport Lake Fault Zone Alamo Thrust Animated GIFs
  • All animated GIFs on this site constructed using: GifBuilder0.5, by Yves Piguet
"Anza Gap" Earthquake Arrastre Canyon Narrows Fault Arroyo Parida Fault Arrowhead Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)

Ash Hill Fault

Avawatz Mountains Fault

 

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B

Bailey Fault Baker Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Bakersfield Earthquake Banning Fault

Baseline Fault (see Los Alamos Fault)

Bicycle Lake Fault (see Bitter Springs Fault)
Big Bear Earthquake Big Mountain Fault Big Pine Fault Bitter Springs and Bicycle Lake Faults Blackwater Fault Blake Ranch Fault Blue Cut Fault Borrego Mountain Earthquake Bowen Ranch Fault (see Tunnel Ridge Fault)
Brawley Fault Zone Brawley Seismic Zone Breckenridge Fault Broadwell Lake Fault Brown Mountain Fault

Buck Ridge Fault (see Hot Springs and Buck Ridge Faults, San Jacinto Fault Zone)

Buena Vista Fault

Bullion Fault

Burnt Mountain Fault

 

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C

Cabrillo Fault

Cady Fault Cajon Pass Earthquake Calico and West Calico Faults Camp Rock Fault Cerro Prieto Fault Chatsworth Fault Chino Fault Clamshell-Sawpit Canyon Fault Clark Fault (see San Jacinto Fault Zone)

Clearwater Fault

Cleghorn Fault Cleghorn Lake Fault Copper Mountain Fault Coronado Bank Fault Zone Coyote Creek Fault Coyote Lake Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Crafton Hills Fault Zone Cucamonga Fault Zone

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D

Death Valley Fault Zone Desert Hot Springs Earthquake Dry Creek Thrust

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E

Eagle Rock Fault

Earthquake Valley Fault El Modeno and Peralta Hills Faults Elmore Ranch Area Faults Elmore Ranch Earthquake -- see Superstition Hills Earthquake
Elsinore Earthquake
Elsinore Fault Zone Emerson Fault Etiwanda Avenue Fault (see Red Hill Fault)
Eureka Peak Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Jennings (1994)
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
  • Slip Rate: Extrapolated from slip rates of nearby, similar faults
  • Probable Magnitudes: Derived from rough calculation
  • 1992 Rupture Notes:

 

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F

Fish Creek Mountains Earthquake

Fort Tejon Earthquake of 1857 Frazier Mountain Thrust Furnace Creek Fault

 

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G

Galway Lake Earthquake

  • Effects/Significance: Hill and Beeby (1977)
Galway Lake Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Hart and others (1988)
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
  • Slip Rate: Extrapolated from Emerson fault slip rate
  • Rupture Interval: Based on freshness of scarps before 1975 quake and on assumed slip rate
  • Probable Magnitudes: Derived from rough calculation
  • Formation of link to Calico fault system: )
Garlic Spring Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Garlock Fault Zone Garnet Hill Fault Glossary Goldstone Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Granite Mountains Fault Zone
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Grass Valley Fault

Gravel Hills Fault (see Harper Fault Zone)

 

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H

Harper Fault Zone

Harper Lake Fault Helendale Fault Hidalgo Fault Hidden Springs Fault Hollywood Fault Holser Fault Homestead Valley Fault Hosgri Fault Zone Hot Springs and Buck Ridge Faults (San Jacinto area) Hot Springs Fault (Salton Sea area) Hunter Mountain Fault

 

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I

Imperial Fault

Imperial Fault Earthquake of 1966 Imperial Valley Earthquake of 1915 Imperial Valley Earthquake of 1940 Imperial Valley Earthquake of 1979 Independence Fault

 

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J

Johnson Valley Fault

Joshua Tree Earthquake

 

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K

Kern County Earthquake Kern Front Fault Kern Gorge and Poso Creek Faults Kickapoo Fault Kramer Junction Area Faults (Kramer Hills, Leuhman, and Spring Faults)

 

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L

Laguna Salada Earthquake

Laguna Salada Fault Landers Earthquake
  • Effects/Damage Reports: Rymer (1992); Brewer (1992); other sources
  • Photos from: numerous varied sources
Landers Fault (see Kickapoo Fault)
La Panza Fault
Lavic Lake Fault
  • Fault Trace Location: unpublished studies
  • Type of Faulting: unpublished studies
  • Surface Rupture Age: unpublished studies
Lenwood Fault Leuhman Fault (see Kramer Junction Area Faults)
Lion Canyon Fault
Little Lake Fault Zone Little Pine Fault Llano Fault Lockhart and North Lockhart Faults
  • Type of Faulting: Jennings (1994)
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
  • Slip Rate: )
  • Rupture Interval: )
  • Probable Magnitudes: Derived from rough calculation
Lompoc Earthquake Long Beach Earthquake Long Canyon Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Los Alamitos Fault Los Alamos and Baseline Faults Los Osos Fault Ludlow Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Lytle Creek Earthquake

 

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M

Malibu Coast Fault

Malibu Earthquake of 1979 Malibu Earthquake of 1989 Manix Earthquake Manix Fault Mesa - Rincon Creek Fault Mesquite Lake Fault Mill Creek Fault Mint Canyon Fault Mirage Valley Fault Zone Mission Creek Fault Mission Hills Fault Mojave (1992 Garlock) Earthquake Montebello Earthquake Morales Fault Morongo Valley Fault
  • Type of Faulting: )
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
  • Slip Rate: )
  • Probable Magnitudes: Derived from rough calculation
Mt. General Fault Mt. Poso Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)

 

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N

New Hope Fault (see Premier Fault)
Newport Beach Earthquake

Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone Newport-Inglewood - Rose Canyon Fault Zone
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
  • Slip Rate: Jennings (1994)
  • Probable Magnitudes: Derived from rough calculation
North Branch San Andreas Fault North Frontal Fault Zone (of San Bernardino Mountains) North Lockhart Fault (see Lockhart and North Lockhart Fault)
North Palm Springs Earthquake Northridge Earthquake
  • Effects/Damage Reports: numerous varied sources
  • Photos from: numerous varied sources
Northridge Hills Fault North San Jacinto Fault Earthquake of 1923

 

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O

Oak Ridge Fault

Oak View Fault Zone Oceanside Earthquake Old Woman Springs Fault Owens Valley Earthquake of 1872 Owens Valley Fault Zone Owl Lake Fault Ozena Fault

 

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P

Palos Verdes Fault Zone Panamint Valley Fault Zone Parkfield Earthquake of 1966 Pasadena Earthquake Pelona Fault Peralta Hills Fault (see El Modeno and Peralta Hills Faults)
Pine Mountain Fault Pinto Mountain Fault Pipes Canyon Fault Pisgah Fault Pitas Point Fault (see Ventura and Pitas Point Faults)
Pleito Thrust Point Loma Fault Point Mugu Earthquake Poso Creek Fault (see Kern Gorge and Poso Creek Faults)
Premier and New Hope Faults
Punchbowl Fault

 

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R

Raymond (or Raymond Hill) Fault

Red Hill Fault Red Mountain Fault Redondo Canyon Fault Red Pass Lake Fault Rico Fault Ridgecrest Earthquakes Rinconada Fault Rodman Fault Rose Canyon Fault Zone

 

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S

Saline Valley Faults

Salton Creek Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
San Andreas Fault Zone San Antonio Fault San Bernardino Fault San Cayetano Fault San Clemente Fault San Diego Trough Fault Zone San Fernando (or Sylmar) Earthquake of 1971 San Fernando Fault San Gabriel Fault San Gorgonio Mountain Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
San Gorgonio Pass Fault Zone San Jacinto Fault Earthquake of 1899 San Jacinto Earthquake of 1918 San Jacinto Fault (Terwilliger Valley) Earthquake of 1937 San Jacinto Fault (Arroyo Salada) Earthquake of 1954 San Jacinto Fault Zone San Jose Fault San Juan Fault San Rafael Fault (see Eagle Rock Fault)
Santa Ana Fault
(Ojai area -- see Arroyo Parida Fault)
Santa Ana Fault (San Bernardino area) Santa Barbara Earthquake of 1812 Santa Barbara Earthquake of 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake of 1941 Santa Barbara Earthquake of 1978 Santa Cruz Island Fault Santa Cruz-Santa Catalina Ridge Fault Zone Santa Monica Fault

Santa Rosa Fault (see Simi Fault)

Santa Rosa Island Fault

Santa Susana Fault Zone Santa Ynez Fault Sierra Juarez Fault Zone Sierra Madre Earthquake Sierra Madre Fault Zone Sierra Nevada Fault Zone Silver Reef Fault (see Old Woman Springs Fault)
Simi Fault Slide Canyon (or Slide Peak) Fault Soda Mountain Fault Soledad Fault South Branch San Andreas Fault South Bristol Mountains Fault South Lockhart Fault South San Antonio Fault (see Stoddard Canyon Fault)
Spring Fault
(see Kramer Junction Area Faults)
Springs Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Stoddard Canyon Fault Superstition Hills and Elmore Ranch Earthquakes Superstition Hills Fault Superstition Mountain Fault

Sylmar Earthquake of 1971 (see San Fernando Earthquake)

 

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T

Tank Canyon Fault

Tejon Ranch Earthquake Tiefort Mountain Fault Zone Torrance-Gardena Earthquakes of 1941 Towne Pass Fault Tunnel Ridge Fault

 

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U

Upland Earthquake of 1988

Upland Earthquake of 1990

 

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V

Vasquez Creek Fault (see Sierra Madre Fault Zone)
Ventura and Pitas Point Faults

Verdugo Fault Volcano Lake Earthquake

 

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W

Walker Pass Earthquake

Waterman Canyon Fault West Calico Fault (see Calico Fault Zone)
Wheeler Ridge Earthquake
Wheeler Ridge Fault White Wash Earthquake Whittier Narrows Earthquake
  • Effects/Damage Reports: )
  • Photo from: )
Whittier Fault White Wolf Fault Wienert Fault Wilson Canyon Fault
  • Type of Faulting: Based on fault orientation in regional tectonic setting
  • Surface Rupture Age: Jennings (1994)
Wilson Creek Fault Wrightwood (or San Juan Capistrano) Earthquake of 1812

 

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Y

Yuha Wells Fault

 

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