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Neotectonics of the northern Mojave Desert

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The map below shows only those known (and mapped) faults in California's central Mojave Desert region that have been determine to have had significant slip within the last 10,000 years (Holocene Epoch). Faults that show recent offset are generally interpreted as those that have greatest potential for recurrent earthquakes. The box in the lower right shows the location of more detailed mapping based on geophysical data shown in the next image.

Holocene fault map of part of the Mojave Desert region in southern California

graphic provided by Dave Miller
Location of geophysical (aeromagnetic) map of next image in tour.

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