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What plates does the san Andrea fault separate? What type of fault is the san Andreas?
Question Date: 2006-05-02
Answer 1:

The San Andreas Fault is the boundary between the North American plate and the Pacific plate. Most of North America with the exception of Baja California and coastal southern and central California sits on the North American Plate. The San Andreas is a transform fault which means that the plates are sliding past each other and not ramming into each other (like in India where the Himalayas are being thrust up). Candice, Earth Science

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