Southern California Earthquake Data Center

Significant Earthquakes and Faults

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Walker Pass Earthquake

Type of Faulting: normal, with some right-lateral strike-slip
Time: March 15, 1946 / 5:49 am, PST
Location: 35° 43.5' N, 118° 03.3' W 8 km (5 miles) NNW of Walker Pass
Magnitude: MW6.0
Depth: 21 km
Fault: Never identified