Laguna Salada Fault
The Laguna Salada Fault is a geological fault between the United States and Mexico. About 64 kilometres (40 mi) to 80 kilometres (50 mi) long, it straddles the Imperial County-California–Baja California border.
The Laguna Salada Fault is thought to be the origin of the 2010 Baja California earthquake. Prior to the 2010 quake, the fault line had not produced a major quake for over 100 years. According to some seismologists the Laguna Salada, Baja California, earthquake of 23 February 1892 ranks among the largest earthquakes in California and Baja California in historic times.
The Laguna Salada Fault is a probable southern continuation of the Elsinore Fault Zone in Southern California. These faults are considered to be secondary cohorts of the San Andreas Fault, and as such share some of the strike-slip motion between the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate.
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