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Near Milbrae in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The San Andreas Fault

 
 
The San Andreas Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Salim Virji, September 18, 2003
1. The San Andreas Fault Marker
Inscription.  The San Andreas Fault is the largest earthquake fault in North America. It passes through this point and alongside the tip of the small peninsula straight ahead.

In this area, during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the west side of the fault moved nine feet northwestward.
 
Erected 1991 by County of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Division, City and County of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Water Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNatural Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 37° 34.825′ N, 122° 24.632′ W. Marker is near Milbrae, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on San Andrea Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlingame CA 94010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Camp after Discovery of San Francisco Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kohl Mansion (approx. 1˝ miles away); Millbrae Historical Society (approx. 1.7 miles away);
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George Lange Kelly (approx. 1.7 miles away); Flight 7 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Anza Expedition Camp (approx. 3˝ miles away); Burlingame Railroad Station (approx. 3.6 miles away); Burlingame Train Station (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
The San Andreas Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Salim Virji, September 18, 2003
2. The San Andreas Fault Marker
In the background is San Andreas Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,644 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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