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Geology - Earthquake Faults:

The San Andreas Fault

by Sandra S. Schulz and Robert E. Wallace
The San Andreas Fault in Lone Pine Canyon in the Cajon Pass
San Andreas fault in Lone Pine Canyon, Cajon Pass

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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