Definition of San andreas fault

1. Noun. A major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes.

Group relationships: Ca, Calif., California, Golden State
Generic synonyms: Break, Fault, Faulting, Fracture, Geological Fault, Shift



Definition of San andreas fault

1. Noun. (geology) One of the geographical faults running through San Andreas, California. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of San andreas fault

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the State Earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"THE AREA SOUTHWEST OF THE san andreas fault. Difference of apparent intensity on the two sides of the fault. — On passing from the beds of the Merced series ..."

2. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1910)
"(18.5 miles) east of the San Andreas fault; and therefore in the neighborhood of C (fig. 12), where the surveys detected no displacement relative to Mount ..."

3. Read & Understand Science Grades 4-6 by Delana Heidrich, Judith Herbst, Kathleen Simpson (2007)
"Los Angeles), An Inside Look at the san andreas fault San Diego I If you've ever lived in or visited California, you've probably heard of the San Andreas ..."

4. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"Before the San Andreas fault is reached, these deposits have risen to over 700 feet ... As soon as the trace of the San Andreas fault has heen crossed, ..."

5. Scenario for a Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake on the Hayward Fault edited by Francis M. Christie (1997)
"The San Andreas fault moves 2-4 The San Andreas fault system. 2-3 Map showing conclusions of the 1990 Working Group on Bay Area Earthquake Probabilities. at ..."

6. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics by W. Jacquelyne Kious, Robert I. Tilling (1996)
"Specifically, the San Andreas fault zone separates the Pacific and North American Plates, which are slowly grinding past each other in a roughly north-south ..."

7. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonicsby W. Jacquelyne Kious, Robert I. Tilling by W. Jacquelyne Kious, Robert I. Tilling (1996)
"The North- ridge earthquake did not directly involve movement along one of the strands of the san andreas fault system. It instead occurred along the Santa ..."

8. Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California by Commonwealth Club of California (1922)
"Some fault lines are dead, no longer active, no longer liable to movement; others, like the San Andreas fault and its branches, are liable to movement, ..."

9. The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the State Earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"THE AREA SOUTHWEST OF THE san andreas fault. Difference of apparent intensity on the two sides of the fault. — On passing from the beds of the Merced series ..."

10. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1910)
"(18.5 miles) east of the San Andreas fault; and therefore in the neighborhood of C (fig. 12), where the surveys detected no displacement relative to Mount ..."

11. Read & Understand Science Grades 4-6 by Delana Heidrich, Judith Herbst, Kathleen Simpson (2007)
"Los Angeles), An Inside Look at the san andreas fault San Diego I If you've ever lived in or visited California, you've probably heard of the San Andreas ..."

12. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"Before the San Andreas fault is reached, these deposits have risen to over 700 feet ... As soon as the trace of the San Andreas fault has heen crossed, ..."

13. Scenario for a Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake on the Hayward Fault edited by Francis M. Christie (1997)
"The San Andreas fault moves 2-4 The San Andreas fault system. 2-3 Map showing conclusions of the 1990 Working Group on Bay Area Earthquake Probabilities. at ..."

14. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics by W. Jacquelyne Kious, Robert I. Tilling (1996)
"Specifically, the San Andreas fault zone separates the Pacific and North American Plates, which are slowly grinding past each other in a roughly north-south ..."

15. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonicsby W. Jacquelyne Kious, Robert I. Tilling by W. Jacquelyne Kious, Robert I. Tilling (1996)
"The North- ridge earthquake did not directly involve movement along one of the strands of the san andreas fault system. It instead occurred along the Santa ..."

16. Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California by Commonwealth Club of California (1922)
"Some fault lines are dead, no longer active, no longer liable to movement; others, like the San Andreas fault and its branches, are liable to movement, ..."

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