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Would the San Andreas fault affect San Diego?

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That would depend on the magnitude of the quake & it's effect on the numerous, but smaller, fault lines that are closer to, or under San Diego. The San Andreas fault is quite far inland from San Diego & angles north & west in a fairly straight line & crosses into the ocean near San Francisco. read more

The San Andreas fault zone travels east of San Diego into the Gulf of California and forms the boundary between Baja California peninsula and the larger part of Mexico. Any major movement on the southern part of the San Andreas Fault zone will cause damage in San Diego and surrounding areas. read more

Two earthquake scenarios that are deemed among the most likely to affect San Diego County would play out in dramatically different ways. A major quake on the Rose Canyon Fault would create chaos rivaled only by major wildfires in recent San Diego history. read more

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