Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Santa Susana Fault Zone

Type of Faulting: thrust
Length: 38 km
Nearby Communities: Piru, Sylmar, San Fernando
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary, except for a short segment which ruptured slightly during the 1971 San Fernando earthquake
Slip Rate: between 5 and 7 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.3
Other Notes:
The faults in this complex zone primarily dip to the north.

 

References


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

 

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