Aerial photo of San Andreas fault - Stock Image - E365/0023
Aerial photograph of the San Andreas fault as it crosses the Carrizo Plain some 450km (300 miles) south of San Francisco and 160km (100 miles) north of Los Angeles. The fault, which extends almost the full length of California and is responsible for major earthquakes, is the narrow, valley-like scar running from bottom right to top centre of the picture.
San Andreas Fault May Look Like a Propeller, Scientists Find
California's San Andreas Fault may not be a vertical fault, as previously thought, but instead shaped like a propeller, affecting scientists' understanding of how earthquakes along the fault shake out among surrounding communities.
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