The Eden-Burnside Fault

The Mount Lofty Ranges are a fault bound range to the east of the city of Adelaide, the large scale morphology of which is dominated by fault-scarps.

Shaded relief image of the Adelaide-Murray Bridge region, showing prominent faults. The western boundary of the ranges is defined by the the Para, Eden-Burnside, Clarendon and Willunga Faults. While the eastern boundary is defined by the Palmer and Bremer Faults. Image created using the DENR 100m DEM, using RiverTools.

The Eden-Burnside Fault is responsible for the prominent escarpment that forms the eastern limit to of the Adelaide plains. It is arcuate structure extending NE from Seacliff in the south.

Digital elevation models of the Mount Lofty Ranges, showing prominent faults on the western boundary of the ranges. Image created using the DENR 100m DEM, using ENVI. The Eden-Burdnside fault scarp is the arcuate structure on the left, separating the Adelaide Plains to the west from the Mount Lofty ranges to the east. A less prominent escarpment is formed by the Ochre Cove (or Clarendon) Fault which is dissected by the Onkaparinga Gorge in the lower centre of the viewed area. The Wiullunga scarp bund the Mclaren Vale in lower right. Images produced from the DENR 100m DEM.

The Eden Fault scarp is deeply incised by the Torrens River Gorge. While he Ochre Cove - Clarendon Fault is incised by the Onkaparinga River.

Another shaded relief image of the Adelaide-Murray Bridge region, showing prominent faults. The western boundary of the ranges is defined by the the Para, Eden-Burnside, Clarendon and Willunga Faults. While the eastern boundary is defined by the Palmer and Bremer Faults. Image created using the DENR 100m DEM, using RiverTools.

 

Drainage nets ofr the Onkaringa (lower) and Torrens (upper) Rvers.