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The San Andreas Fault

General Interest Publication

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Abstract

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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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
The San Andreas Fault
Series title:
General Interest Publication
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
17 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Country:
United States
State:
California