San Andreas Fault
The Effects and How It's Caused
How did the fault affect the economy and the society around it?
A picture of the fault going through a main street.
(Picture from Holly Quan)
A picture of a church after the San Andreas fault.
(Picture from Wayne Ranneys blog.)
A zoomed out picture of the fault line.
(Picture from Aswathy Gopinath)
How Play a Role
“Hundreds of fires start, and with roads blocked and the water system damaged, emergency personnel aren’t be able to put them all out. Smaller fires merge into larger ones, taking out whole sections of Los Angeles. The lines that bring water, electricity and gas to Los Angeles all cross the San Andreas fault—they break during the quake and won’t be fixed for months. Though most modern buildings survive the shaking, many are rendered structurally unusable. Aftershocks shake the state in the following days, continuing the destruction.”(Smithsonian).
A lot of things happened during the San Andreas Fault. It caused a lot of damage towards the state, starting a lot of fires and collapsing a lot of the buildings. It’d be a tough time to go through but you will have to stay strong to push through that.