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Fault Name Index

White Wolf Fault

Type of Fault: left-lateral reverse
Length: about 60 km
Nearest Communities: Mettler, Arvin, Caliente, Tehachapi
Most Recent Surface Rupture: July 21, 1952, Mw7.5
Slip Rate: between 3.0 and 8.5 mm/yr (?); possibly much less
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.5 - 7.5
Other Notes: The White Wolf fault dips to the southeast.

 

References


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

 

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