San Andreas Fault

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  • The Fault Of The San Andreas Fault System

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    earthquake originated in the Loma Prieta Mountains just outside of Santa Cruz, California. The fault that the earthquake occurred on is the San Andreas Fault system. Which has spider webs spanning approximately forty miles wide and runs north-west and south-east for over eight-hundred miles through California. This fault line forms the boundary of the Pacific plate and the North American Plate. The San Andreas

  • Research Paper On San Andreas Fault

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    The San Andreas Fault is a geologic fault zone between two tectonic plates that runs from San Francisco south to San Diego in California. It is an area of frequent earthquakes caused by the plates sliding past each other. It is so called because it runs along the San Andreas Valley. The San Andreas fault was brought dramatically to world attention in 1906 when sudden displacement along the fault produced the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. This earthquake was but one of many that have resulted

  • The Big Pine, Garlock, And San Andreas Fault

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    The three faults being considered are thought to have influenced the character of some 120,000 square miles. The Big Pine, Garlock, and San Andreas faults are all mutually active, deep, long, and steep and noted as being conjugate shears. In concert, the faults have defined a primary strain pattern of relative east-west extension and north-south shortening of the area of 120,000 square miles. The large region is noted for its deformity, with the source of this being a northeast-southwest counterclockwise

  • The San Andreas Fault and Its Role in Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Prediction

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    The San Andreas Fault and its role in Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Prediction The San Andreas Fault is one of the most widely studied faults in the world. Scientists use an array of methods in collecting data and providing analysis of fault characteristics both past and present. Presently there are many differing hypothesis and models used to describe crustal movements and deformation within the Pacific and North American plate boundary. Historical earthquakes along this fault have proven to be

  • San Andreas Fault Earth Earthquake

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    1906 San Andreas Fault Earth Quake: A Catalyst to Scientific Understanding In 1906 a geological event occurred that has impacted not only the United States, but also the global scientific community. The 1906 San Andreas earthquake devastated thousands of people and left parts of California in shambles for nearly 300 miles (Galvin). People were capable of feeling the seismic activity as far north as Oregon, southern California, and reports of vibrations were even felt in Nevada. This paper will

  • Cascadia Subduction Zone And San Andreas Fault

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    Cascadia Subduction Zone and San Andreas Fault On August 24, 2014 a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in and around the city of Napa, CA. The earthquake killed one person and injured over 150 people. And these people were treated at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa [1]. More and more earthquakes occurred on this earth. So this grasps people’s attention. According to the research report, it will cause thousands of people die, towns submerged, buildings and bridges damaged once a huge earthquake

  • The Sleeping Giant : Myths Of California Breaking Off And Floating Away Into The Pacific Ocean

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    floating away into the Pacific Ocean. This myth is one of the most popular to this day. Why? Because of a 800 mile long fault that makes it’s way through California called the San Andreas Fault. Beginning when the East Pacific Rise submerged under the North American Plate about 40 miles away from what is now Los Angeles. Spreading northwest and southeast, The San Andreas Fault or SAF gradually grew, and is still growing. The grinding plates, along with earthquakes, to this day are gradually reshaping

  • Earthquakes Are A Powerful Force Of Nature

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    California Earthquakes Stephanie Sanchez Geology 112 spring 2015 Earthquakes are a powerful force of nature. When they strike, it reminds us of how vulnerable we are to this unpredictable event. On Saturday April 25 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing thousands of people and injuring even more. The number of dead will probably increase, as thousands remain missing. When a tragedy as this one occurs, society unites in grieving the people who were injured and those who perished. Everyone

  • The Worst Damage Of Sonoma County

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    life and property. Sonoma County has a lot of fault lines running through it. These faults line are; the San Andreas Fault, the Rodgers Creek Fault, the Maacama Fault and the Healdsburg Fault. Since 1855, there have been more than 140 earthquakes that have actually been felt where we live in Santa Rosa Area Of the earthquakes that have cause damage, the worst damage was caused by; 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1969 Rodgers Creek/ Healdsburg Fault Earthquake, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, 1994

  • The Four Phases Of San Diego

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    Wyatt Taylor San Diego Fire Hazard 12/8/15 The four phases of San Diego’s history starts the passive margin phase that took place from 400 to 200 million years ago. What is currently San Diego started as sediment produced above an oceanic rift. This sediment became the underwater edge of the continental crust that would soon break off from Pangaea to become the North American Continent. The subduction phase of San Diego County’s geologic past starts around 200-150 million years