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Fault Name Index

Santa Ynez Fault

Type of Faulting: left-reverse
Length: at least 130 km
Nearby Communities: Wheeler Springs, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Late Quaternary; except for a short segment near the intersection with the Baseline fault, which is Holocene in age
Slip Rate: between 0.1 and 0.7 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.5 (?)
Other Notes:
Dips to the south.

 

References


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

 

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