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Fault Name Index

South Branch San Andreas Fault

Type of Faulting: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: about 30 km (as shown on map)
Nearest Communities: North Palm Springs, Thousand Palms, Palm Springs, Indio
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Slip Rate: uncertain
Interval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Other Notes: Sometimes referred to as part of the Banning fault zone.



This fault is featured on the following maps:
Southern Fault Map
San Gorgonio Pass Fault Map