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Fault Name Index

Morales Fault

Type of Fault: reverse
Length: 55 km; only 10 km shown on map (see below)
Nearest Communities: New Cuyama, Cuyama
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Quaternary along a 10-km segment at its middle; otherwise, Pre-Quaternary (not shown on map)
Other Notes: This northeast-dipping fault forms the southern boundary of the Caliente Range (the northern edge of the Cuyama Valley).



This fault is featured on the following map:
Northwest Fault Map