San Andreas Fault Superimposed Over California Landscape


The San Andreas Fault superimposed over a shuttle photo of California. The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1,200 kilometers (750 mi) through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. It has three segments, each with different characteristics and a different degree of earthquake risk.

San Andreas Fault Superimposed Over California Landscape

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