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Central California Faults

Creeping Segment of the San Andreas Fault


The San Andreas fault zone runs straight from upper left to lower right. Between San Juan Bautista and Parkfield it moves by creep. (more below)
Index map of faults
(c) 2007 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy); map courtesy USGS
Monterey Bay is at upper left, Central Valley at upper right and the Big Sur country (the Santa Lucia Range) at middle left. The high ground east of Salinas is the granitic Gabilan Range, with the Salinas Valley downdrop block to its west. An excellent way to follow this trip is with the interactive map of the fault by Thule Scientific, publisher of the excellent Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault.
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