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Definition of San Andreas Fault from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

San Andreas Fault

 
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a break in the layers of rock forming the earth's surface that runs about 600 miles north to south through the US state of California. It causes earthquakes (= sudden, violent movements of the earth's surface), such as those in San Francisco (1906 and 1989) and Los Angeles (1994).