San Andreas Fault
geographical name zone of faults California extending from N coast toward head of Gulf of California

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • San Andreas fault — /san an dray euhs/, Geol. an active strike slip fault in W United States, extending from San Francisco to S California and forming the on land portion of the western margin of the North American Plate. [after San Andreas Lake, located in the rift …   Universalium

  • San Andreas Fault —   [sæn ændreɪs fɔːlt, englisch], San Andreas Störung, tektonische Verwerfungszone in Kalifornien, erstreckt sich vom Nordende des Golfs von Kalifornien in Nordwestrichtung durch das Imperial Valley, durch die Coloradowüste östlich von Los Angeles …   Universal-Lexikon

  • San Andreas fault — ☆ San Andreas fault [san an drā′əs ] [after San Andreas valley, through which the fault runs: orig. Sp, San Andrés, St. Andrew] active fault in the earth s crust extending northwest from S California for about 600 miles (966 km) …   English World dictionary

  • San Andreas fault — San An|dre|as fault the San Andreas fault a crack in the Earth s surface which goes from the north to the south of California in the western US. The large areas of rock on either side of this crack are slowly moving in different directions, and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • San Andreas Fault — The San Andreas Fault is a geologic 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… …   Wikipedia

  • San Andreas Fault — noun a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fault, ↑faulting, ↑geological fault, ↑shift, ↑fracture, ↑break • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • San Andreas fault — noun One of the geographical faults running through San Andreas, California. The southern California portion of the coastline is a major transform fault, commonly known as the San Andreas Fault …   Wiktionary

  • San Andreas Fault — Sp Šveñtojo Andriẽjaus sprūdis Ap San Andreas Fault L tektoninių lūžių zona JAV (Kalifornija) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • San Andreas fault — San′ An•dre′as fault′ [[t]ˈsæn ænˈdreɪ əs[/t]] n. gel an active geological fault in the western U.S., extending from San Francisco to S California • Etymology: after San Andreas Lake, located in the rift, in San Mateo County …   From formal English to slang

  • San Andreas Fault — /sæn ænˈdreɪəs/ (say san an drayuhs) noun a major fracture in the earth s crust running through western California; site of many tremors and earthquakes, including the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. About 960 km long …   Australian English dictionary

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