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Denali fault, Chilkat River section (Class A) No. 5000k

Last Review Date: 2012-07-01

Compiled in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

County(s) and State(s) HAINES BOROUGH, ALASKA
Physiographic province(s) COASTAL TROUGH
Reliability of location
Compiled at 1:250,000 scale.
Length (km) This section is 148 km of a total fault length of 4254 km.
Average strike S. 60° E. (for section)
Sense of movement Right lateral
Dip Direction V
Historic earthquake
Most recent prehistoric deformation undifferentiated Quaternary (<1.6 Ma)
Slip-rate category Insufficient data
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