San Andreas Fault

geographical name
San An·​dre·​as Fault | \ ˌsan-an-ˈdrā-əs How to pronounce San Andreas Fault (audio) \

Definition of San Andreas Fault

zone of geologic faults in California extending from the northern coast toward the head of the Gulf of California

Note: Movement along part of the San Andreas Fault has frequently been the cause of earthquakes in the region, including the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

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“San Andreas Fault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/San%20Andreas%20Fault. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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