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The San Andreas Fault

Big earthquakes can weaken other faults. The San Andreas Fault

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!!!

The marquis concern plaguing Californians about fracking in their state has to do with another notable geologic feature: the San Andreas Fault and its cousins. The main fault line lies .

San Andreas fault, a continental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault's motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal motion). It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.

San Andreas fault (patahan), Earth's biggest transform plate boundary Transform occur where plates slide or, perhaps grind past each other along transform faults.

San Andreas Fault ruptured in the 1906 earthquake that destroyed so much of San Francisco

Don't let this stop you from visiting beautiful California. "In a massive magnitude earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California." A visible tear in the earth.

Aerial photo of part of 800 mile long San Andreas Fault, San Luis Obispo County, California, CA United States

Aerial photo of San Andreas Fault, San Luis Obispo County, California, CA United States ~ Our contributor to the massive earthquakes!

San Andreas Fault map - the arrows show the relative motion of each of the plates as they slide past each other

What’s Shakin’ with the San Andreas Fault?

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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.

A new study has found it isn't just the San Andreas fault we should be worried about. Instead, a very real threat of earthquakes and tsunamis lurks offshore Southern California. Researchers say that several long faults could cause magnitude 8.0 quakes and tsunamis within 90 miles (145km) of the coast

Hidden hazards could trigger huge quakes in California

In Afghan-Pakistan, an intense earth quake occurred, killing an approximate 350 people.

San Andreas Fault, CA  Kinda scarey  Moving back.. TOTALLY !!! Everyday is a earthquake in CA..I certainly dont miss that!!

San Andreas Fault, CA Kinda scarey Moving back. Everyday is a earthquake in CA.I certainly dont miss that!

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