San Andreas Fault

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

San An·dre·as Fault

 (săn ăn-drā′əs)
A major zone of fractures in the earth's crust extending along the coastline of California from the northwest part of the state to the Gulf of California. Movement of the tectonic plates along the fault has caused numerous tremors, including the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

San′ An•dre′as fault′

(ˈsæn ænˈdreɪ əs)
an active geological fault in the western U.S., extending from San Francisco to S California.
[after San Andreas Lake, located in the rift, in San Mateo County]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.San Andreas Fault - a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes

San Andreas Fault

[ˌsænænˌdreɪəsˈfɔːlt] Nfalla f de San Andrés
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Hudnut said part of the San Andreas Fault near Palm Springs is believed to be capable of an 8.
The source of their inspiration is the San Andreas fault, which has started showing intriguing signs of activity.
It is the worst-case scenario for Los Angeles, but it puts us in the same position as San Francisco, where the San Andreas Fault runs right through the middle of the city,'' said Lucy Jones, scientist in charge of the U.
The central part of the San Andreas fault is known as the creeping section because land on either side of the fault often shifts a few millimeters without producing any vibrations.
The San Andreas Fault slipped by as much as 20 feet (six meters) in this earthquake.
2 earthquake would rupture the San Andreas Fault from the Salton Sea - close to the Mexican border - all the way to Monterey County.
These unusual earthquakes, called low-frequency earthquakes, or tremor due to their low rumbling character compared to ordinary earthquakes, were recently discovered along an unexpectedly weak section of Californias 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault.
When the San Andreas fault finally cracks open causing earthquake devastation he joins forces with his estranged wife to search for their daughter from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
O you, my San Andreas fault my earthquake, my endzone my time
Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault should see renewed interest given the popularity of the disaster film San Andreas, but is thoroughly packed with science, not speculation or science fiction, and thus makes a nice, realistic compliment to the movie.
THE USA's west coast is flattened in spectacular fashion when the San Andreas fault shifts.
San Andreas 114mins 12A THE west coast of the USA is flattened in spectacular fashion when the San Andreas fault splits.