San Andreas Fault

By: Jaden Tverberg

How long will the San Andreas Fault last when it happens?

People have been ready for this earthquake to happen for years, and when it happens it could last for many years causing major destruction to California. When this happens people could either be prepared to escape really quickly, or they could not be ready and possibly risk their lives by staying in California where the fault is happening.

What is the San Andreas Fault System?

“The San Andreas Fault system stretches for 800 miles and extends to over 10 miles deep within the rocks of California. It marks the boundary where the Pacific plate is moving to the north and the North American plate is moving south.”(Lange) This piece of text evidence is showing us that the San Andreas Fault is actually really long, and when it hits it will hit a lot of areas because it is so long.