Chino Fault

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The Chino Fault is a fault that extends along the eastern Chino Hills range region, from Corona in Riverside County to the Los Serranos, Chino Hills area of San Bernardino County in Southern California.


The Chino Fault and Whittier Fault are the two upper branches of the Elsinore Fault Zone, which is part of the trilateral split of the San Andreas fault system. The right-lateral strike-slip fault has a slip rate of 1.0 millimeter/year and is capable of producing anywhere from a MW6.0 to a Mw7.0 earthquake.

See also[edit]


  • "Chino Fault". Southern California Earthquake Data Center. Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  • "The Chino Fault and Its Relation to Slip on the Elsinore and Whittier Faults and Blind Thrusts in the Puente Hills" (PDF). U.S.G.S.

Coordinates: 33°53′N 117°35′W / 33.883°N 117.583°W / 33.883; -117.583