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San Andreas Fault_3587.jpg
Aerial view of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain. The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 800 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault's motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal motion). It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate (wiki 2009)