Rock formation created by movement of the San Andreas Fault.
San Andreas fault definition by Webster's New World
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active fault in the earth's crust extending northwest from S California for about 600 miles (966 km)
Origin: after San Andreas valley, through which the fault runs: origin, originally Spanish San Andrés, St. Andrew
San Andreas fault definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A major zone of fractures in the earth's crust extending along the coastline of California from the northwest part of the state to the Gulf of California. Movement of the tectonic plates along the fault has caused numerous tremors, including the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
San Andreas fault - Cultural Definition
- A major earthquake along this fault has been predicted for many years. Because California is densely populated, such an event might have very serious consequences.