Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Wheeler Ridge Fault

Type of Fault: thrust
Length: 30 km
Nearest Community: Wheeler Ridge
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 7.1
Other Notes: This south-dipping thrust fault is associated with a complex series of folds and scarps to the west of the town of Wheeler Ridge (and Interstate 5). It may connect at depth with the Pleito thrust fault.

 

References

 

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

 

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