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The average rate of motion across the San Andreas Fault Zone during the past 3 million years is 56 mm/year (2 inches/year). This is about the same rate at which your fingernails grow. Assuming this rate continues, scientists project that Los Angeles and San Francisco will be adjacent to one another in approximately 15 million years.

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July 3, 1985
M 7.4, New Britain – Damage (VII), landslides and ground cracks on New Ireland and in the Rabaul area, New Britain. A 1.3-meter tsunami was observed in Rabaul's harbor… Read More

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