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San Andreas Fault - Proximity to San Francisco

San Andreas Fault - Proximity to San Francisco Disasters Social Studies STEM Tragedies and Triumphs Geography

This image depicts the close proximity of the San Andreas Fault line to the city of San Francisco. Sudden displacement along the fault caused the massive 1906 earthquake and resulting fire which devastated the city.

The photo, by Robert E. Wallace - on behalf of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - depicts a "housing development along the San Andreas fault near San Francisco, California."


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Image, described above, online courtesy USGS.  PD

 

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