Southern California Earthquake Data Center

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Fault Name Index

Rose Canyon Fault Zone

Type of Fault: right-lateral strike-slip
Length: about 30 km
Nearest Communities: San Diego, La Jolla, Linda Vista
Most Recent Surface Rupture: Holocene, in part; otherwise, Late Quaternary
Slip Rate: 1.1 mm/yr; could be greater if unmeasured parallel segments carry a significant amount of slip
Interval Between Major Ruptures: unknown
Other Notes: The faults in this zone typically dip to the east.



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