San-andreas-fault meaning

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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.
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Active fault in the earth's crust extending northwest from S California for about 600 miles (966 km)
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(geology) One of the geographical faults running through San Andreas, California.
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