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Earthquakes Along the Fault

The map shows the location of all earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 and larger in the California-Nevada region during 1980. Literally thousands of small earthquakes occur in California each year, providing scientists with clear indications of places where faults cut the Earth's crust.

Map of earthquake occurance

Earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 and larger recorded in 1980 on the San Andreas and other large faults in California and Nevada
(data compiled by Jerry P. Eaton, USGS, and others)

The largest historical earthquakes that occurred along the San Andreas fault were those in 1857 and 1906 (see map).

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