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The San Andreas Fault

January 1, 1993

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1993
Title The San Andreas Fault
DOI 10.3133/7000032
Authors Sandra S. Schulz, Robert E. Wallace
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Interest Publication
Series Number
Index ID 7000032
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization