Things you didn't know about the San Andreas Fault

Shifting tectonic plates lie just below some of the most populated cities on the West Coast

Stars Insider

12/02/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Earthquakes

Southern California is a well-known hotspot for earthquakes. Residents of the west coast US state live in one of the most seismically active regions in the world, an area distinguished by the notorious San Andreas Fault.

But what exactly is the San Andreas Fault, and why is it associated with such high-risk earthquake activity?

Click through the following gallery for a brief overview of this infamous geological feature.

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