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Fault Name Index

Lion Canyon Fault

Type of Fault: reverse
Length: 15 km
Nearest Communities: Ojai, Sulphur Springs, Oak View
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Lake Quaternary
Other Notes: This is a south-dipping fault.


The Lion Canyon fault may act (or once have acted) as a link between the Arroyo Parida fault zone and the San Cayetano fault. A zone of short (about 3 km), Holocene-age reverse faults are situated just southwest of the western end of the Lion Canyon fault, along Highway 33, just north of the town of Oak View (they are not shown on the map). Among these faults are the Devil's Gulch fault, La Vista fault, Villanova fault, and the Oak View fault. They make up the Oak View fault zone.



This fault is featured on the following maps:

Northwest Fault Map
Los Angeles Fault Map