The San Andreas fault is a fault line. This is a line between two tectonic plates. When they move, they rub together and cause earthquakes.
Scientists believe that the San Andreas Fault formed due to plate tectonics. This is phenomenon where plates move along the earth causing cracks and earthquakes to form.
I believe it is called a fault, like the San Andreas fault in California.
Because over time plate tectonics move apart. they either move apart, collide, or slide against each other. it's like the San Andreas fault those plates are moving away from each other.
Much of California is laying on top of the San Andreas fault. For this reason, California tends to have frequent earthquakes as the adjoining plates move beside each other.
A transform boundary between the North American and Pacific plates.
the plate tectonics... when they move toward each other they form a volcano and when they rub up against each other that causes a earth quake thus earthquakes and volcano's only happen on fault lines, you can Google search: San Andreas Fault (for example)
It is not any particular rock type, it is a fault or crack along which rocks move. It cuts through different rock formations of various types.
move sideways past each other
Usually you get VIOLENT earthquakes on a Conservative Boundary. (No Volcanoes)An example of one of these boundaries is the San Andreas Fault, California, USA.
A Strike Slip fault is where the two sides of the fault move past each other horizontally.
the most famous divergent fault is the san Andreas faultEDIT: Actually, the San Andreas Fault is a Transform boundary. A Transform Boundary is when two plates are rubbing against each other while going opposite ways. A Divergent Boundary is when two plates move away from each other. Scientists have not pinpointed and named a Divergent Boundary but Divergent Boundaries usually occur under water in the sea, also called Sea Floor Spreading.
A fault is a fracture or zone of fractures between two blocks of rock. Faults allow the blocks to move relative to each other.
divergent boundaries mostly occur when 2 tectonic plates move apart from each other and this is due to the currents movement. On earth, the form drift vallies and fault. Example can be san andreas fault on western side of united state of america.
The kind of fault you may be contemplating about is a transform fault which occurs like all earth quakes when the Earth's tectonic plates move as sea currents change there appearance. A transform fault is the force of two surfaces rubbing across each other creating huge earth quakes like the ones of 1906 and 1989 in San Andreas.
A fault is a fracture or numerous fractures in the earth's crust where the two sides move past each other.
Parts of it will end up further North.
The Pacific Plate (East) and the Northern American Plate (West)
The San Andreas fault is part of a fault zone known as a transform fault zone where the two blocks/plates on either side move side by side (rather than on top of or away from one another.) It moves 'dextrally' (also known as right-laterally) which means if you stand on one side of it, the other side appears to move to the right. The plate boundary is about 1,200 kilometers long along the west coast of the USA through California.