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Fault Name Index

Rinconada Fault

Type of Faulting: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: about 120 km (Map does not show its entire length)
Nearby Communities: Paso Robles, Santa Margarita
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary

Other Notes: Part of a large fault system that runs from Monterey Bay in the north to south of the Cuyama River, the Rinconada fault makes up the bulk of the length of this fault system. At least 56 km of right-lateral displacement can be seen in rocks cut by this fault.



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