Fault Name Index
Premier and New Hope Faults
TYPE OF FAULT: normal
LENGTH: 17 km
NEAREST COMMUNITIES: Oildale, Bakersfield
MOST RECENT SURFACE RUPTURE: actively creeping since the late 1940's; otherwise Quaternary
OTHER NOTES: These faults dip to the west.
These faults are similar to the nearby Kern Front fault. They were pre-existing Quaternary faults which began creeping when fluids in the rocks below were removed by man.
This fault is featured on the following map:
Northwest Fault Map