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Fault Name Index

Malibu Coast Fault

Type of Fault: reverse
Length: 34 km; has several parallel strands
Nearest Communities: Malibu, Pacific Palisades
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene, in part; otherwise Late Quaternary
Slip Rate: roughly 0.3 mm/yr
INterval Between Major Ruptures: uncertain
Other Notes: This is a north-dipping fault. The slip rate may be higher at its eastern end, where it meets the Santa Monica fault, and develops left-reverse motion.



This fault is featured on the following maps:
Northwest Fault Map
Los Angeles Fault Map