What was the largest earthquake recorded in California?


What was the largest earthquake recorded in California?

California and Earthquakes:

The state of California is famous for many reasons. It has beaches and marine life. it grows grapes and has a thriving wine industry. It is has a huge, world-renowned film industry and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Disneyland. Unfortunately, it is also tectonically very active, which makes it famous for another, more negative reason, earthquakes.

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California has a long history of devastating earthquakes, with the largest recorded earthquake being 7.9. The Fort Tejon Earthquake occurred in 1857...

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San Andreas Fault: Location, Facts & Earthquakes


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Explore the San Andreas fault. Learn the definition of the San Andreas fault, its location on a map, activity in California, and key facts about the fault system.

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