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Does the San Andreas Fault run through Palmdale?

Running along the north base of the San Gabriel Range, traveling in a southeast-northwest direction is the notorious San Andreas Fault. Both the California Aqueduct and State Highway 14 cross the San Andreas Fault in Palmdale.

Also, where does San Andreas Fault run through?

The San Andreas Fault begins near the Salton Sea, runs north along the San Bernardino Mountains, crosses Cajon Pass, and then runs along the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles.

Also Know, is Lancaster CA on the San Andreas Fault? Here in the Antelope Valley, we sit on top of the largest known fault line in the state, the San Andreas fault (you can see it from Highway 14, just north of Avenue S, where the freeway cuts through it – look for the heavily swirled rock patterns).

Thereof, what happens if San Andreas Fault breaks?

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. Overall, such a quake would cause some $200 billion in damage, 50,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths, the researchers estimated.

Is it possible for California to fall into the ocean?

No, California is not going to fall into the ocean. California is firmly planted on the top of the earth’s crust in a location where it spans two tectonic plates. The strike-slip earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault are a result of this plate motion.

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