What is the San Andreas Fault?

In 1994, the Northridge quake hit Los Angeles, killing 54 and resulting in billions of dollars in damage

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15/01/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Earthquakes

Summer 2020 and an earthquake in Southern California has reminded residents in the west coast US state that they 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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