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Geology: Earthquake Faults:
San Andreas Fault

The San Andreas Fault
by Sandra S. Schulz and Robert E. Wallace
(portions edited by Walter Feller)


The San Andreas Fault
San Andreas fault in the Carrizo Plain, central California
(Photo by Robert E. Wallace)


The San Andreas Fault - Introduction

The presence of the San Andreas fault was brought dramatically to world attention on April 18, 1906, when sudden displacement along the fault produced the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. This earthquake, however, was but one of many that have resulted from episodic displacement along the fault throughout its life of about 15-20 million years.


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Introduction

About the San Andreas Fault
Location of the Fault
Surface Features
Movement Along the Fault
Earthquakes Along the Fault
Forecasting the Next Earthquake
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