Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Superstition Mountain Fault

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: 28 km
Nearby Communities: Seeley, Imperial
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene, in part; otherwise, Late Quaternary
Slip Rate: between 5.0 and 9.0 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 6.8
Other Notes: May be able to rupture concurrently with nearby faults.

 

References


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

 

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