The San Andreas Fault

The San Andreas Fault (HM11J4)

Location: Palmdale, CA 93551 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 32.467', W 118° 7.394'

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One of the most outstanding geological feautures in California, extending for over 650 miles from Point Arena, North of San Francisco, to south of San Corconio Pass. Between twenty and thirty miles deep and more than a mile wide in some locations. The faulted sandstone and shale, contorted and sheared may be seen by looking northward from this point, where the Antelope Valley Freeway cuts through the upthrusted ridge to the north. This fault is responisble for two of the greatest earthquakes in California history. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 1957 Fort Tejon earthquake. The giant shear was named in 1892 by the noted geologist, Andrew Lawson.
HM NumberHM11J4
Year Placed1967
Placed ByPalmdale Woman's Club & Mrs. Walter H. Harness President C.F.W.C
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 396931 N 3822729
Decimal Degrees34.54111667, -118.12323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.467', W 118° 7.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 28.02" N, 118° 7' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)661, 323, 805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7901 Aerospace Hwy, Palmdale CA 93551, US
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