San Andreas Fault

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San Andreas Fault

The San Andreas fault in Carrizo Plain, California is 16km wide and 1280km long. The gap is like a long furrow and is best seen by the air. The breakdown has arisen from the meeting and the retreat of the Pacific and North American continental plates and becomes their limit. Here are frequent earthquakes. Scientists have found that large earthquakes here become averagely in 150, in the 1500s. The last major earthquake at the center of the fault occurred in 1857.

There is no vegetation in the Carrizo Plain, where there is no vegetation, but small rivers, small, salt-free salt lakes in which artemia live can be seen. Breakthrough is also known for the fact that many movies, songs and clips have been shot here.

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