Fault Name Index
Northridge Hills Fault
TYPE OF FAULTING: reverse
NEAREST COMMUNITIES: Sepulveda, Northridge, Chatsworth
MOST RECENT SURFACE RUPTURE: Late Quaternary
OTHER NOTES: Dip is probably to the north. This is not the fault on which the 1994 Northridge earthquake occurred. That was a south-dipping blind thrust fault, cut off at a depth of roughly 6 km by the Santa Susana fault zone, and probably connected at depth with the Oak Ridge fault.