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Fault Name Index

San Fernando Fault Zone

Type of Faulting: thrust
Length: 17 km
Nearby Communities: San Fernando, Sunland
Most Recent Surface Rupture: February 9, 1971, Mw6.6
Slip Rate: 5 mm/yr (?)

Interval Between Major Ruptures: roughly 200 years
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 6.8
Other Notes: Dip is to the north. The slip rate is not well known, but trenching studies indicate recurrance interval as between 100 and 300 years.

 

References


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

 

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