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San Francisco Earthquake Fault Line
The northern segment of the fault runs from Hollister, through the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, then up the San Francisco Peninsula, where it was first identified by Professor Lawson in 1895, then offshore at Daly City near Mussel Rock.
Bay Area earthquake history. Since 1836, there have been five earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area with a magnitude of 6.75 or higher.
The massive earthquake that shook San Francisco to its core in the early hours of April 18, 1906, ignited a howling blaze that threatened total destruction of the city.
What is the San Andreas Fault? The San Andreas Fault is the sliding boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. It slices California in two from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border. San Diego, Los Angeles and Big Sur are on the Pacific Plate. San Francisco, Sacramento and the ...
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa ...
April 18 will mark the 112th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Credit: USGS. Earthquake history. The largest earthquakes in California since European settlers arrived struck in 1857 and 1906 on the San Andreas Fault.
San Andreas Fault, major fracture of the Earth’s crust in extreme western North America.The fault trends northwestward for more than 800 miles (1,300 km) from the northern end of the Gulf of California through western California, U.S., passing seaward into the Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of San Francisco.
Faultine: Seismic Science at the Epicenter is made possible through the generosity of The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Jim Clark Endowment for Internet Education.
The Big One at San Andreas Fault: A Huge Earthquake Will Hit California—It's Just a Matter of When