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The San Andreas Fault
from the Faults page in Quake Basics

The infamous San Andreas Fault, photographed from the air above California's Carrizo Plain, east of San Luis Obispo. A linear valley has been eroded along the main trace of the fault. The black line at right is a fence line.
Photo: USGS



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