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Can't have something on California without showing the San Andreas Fault!  It's the "biggie."  I've walked ON it...it's a strange feeling too!!!

Most Terrifying and Devastating Earthquake, Tsunami and Other Natural Disasters Photos - Quertime

Fault slickensides, Mecca Hills, Riverside County, California    A minor right-lateral fault exposed along Hwy 195 about 7 km (4 mi) northeast of the San Andreas fault. Even though this is a minor fault, the fault exposure is quite large and impressively well preserved.

Fault slickensides, Mecca Hills, Riverside Co, CA. A minor right-lateral fault exposed along Hwy 195 about 4 mi NE of the San Andreas fault. Even though this is a minor fault, the fault exposure is quite large & impressively well preserved

Severely deformed sedimentary rock layers exposed in a roadcut of the Antelope Valley Freeway (Interstate Highway 19) within the San Andreas Fault zone near Palmdale, California. The sedimentary rocks were deposited in late Miocene streams & ponds.  This folding and faulting occurs within the San Andreas Fault zone.

Severely deformed sedimentary rock layers exposed in a roadcut of the Antelope Valley Freeway (Interstate Highway 19) within the San Andreas Fault zone near Palmdale, California. The sedimentary rocks were deposited in late Miocene streams & ponds. This folding and faulting occurs within the San Andreas Fault zone.

Aerial shot shows the San Andreas Fault advancing southeast through the Carrizo Plain (north of Los Angeles). In the foreground, the block on the west side of the fault, right, has been raised up due to plate movement, damming the drainage of water running down from the hills to the east, left.   Photo: R.E. Wallace, USGS

Section of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, western California.

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