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Fault Name Index

Santa Monica Fault

Type of Faulting: left-reverse
Length: 24 km
Nearby Communities: Pacific Palisades, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary

Slip Rate: between 0.27 and 0.39 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 7.0 (?)
Other Notes: This is a north-dipping fault. Its slip rate may be greatest at its western end.

 

References


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

 

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