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[Photo: San Andreas Fault]

Running for 1,200 km (750 mi) through the state, it marks the boundary where the Pacific Plate is moving northwest relative to the North American Plate. Associated with the San Andreas Fault are hundreds of smaller faults that cut through this geologically active land.

 


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