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Is San Andreas fault horizontal or vertical?

I was reading a book about tectonic plate boundaries, and I came across this paragraph: It says that when a plate edge slides with another plate edge it causes a vertical fault, as San Andreas fault. ...
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Transform Boundary and its relation with Earth's rotation

I have read about all 3 types of boundaries in the book : "Essentials of Geography" by Lutgens et. al. But there is nothing mentioned about Transform Boundary and Earth's rotation effect on it. I ...
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Has the Olema earthquake fence continued to spread apart?

The earthquake fence at Olema shows the sudden transform motion along the San Andreas caused by the 1906 earthquake. 110 years on, has there been ANY additional displacement?
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Will a nuclear bomb stop an earthquake from happening?

I was recently watching the San Andreas trailer and a thought occurred to me as to how best to prevent earthquakes. I figured, why not nuke it? My professor said that it's possible for nukes to stop ...
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Is a San Andreas volcano possible?

This question is, in part, inspired from the 1997 Hollywood movie Volcano, where a fictional volcano erupted out of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. The San Andreas Fault is a transform fault ...