Earthquake Information

Fault Name Index

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Premier and New Hope Faults

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