Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Whittier Fault

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip with some reverse slip
Length: about 40 km
Nearest Community: Yorba Linda, Hacienda Heights, Whittier
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene
Slip Rate: between 2.5 and 3.0 mm/yr
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Probable Magnitudes: MW6.0 - 7.2
Other Notes: The Whittier fault dips toward the northeast.

 

References


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

 

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