What type of tectonic plate boundary is the San Andreas fault and what natural disaster does it produce?

What type of plate boundary is the San Andreas Fault

The San Andreas is a u201ctransform faultu201d, also known as a u201cconservative plate boundaryu201d since it neither creates nor destroys surface area.

It is also called a u201cright lateral faultu201d because no matter which side of it you are standing on the other side will appear to move to the right when an earthquake occurs on that fault.

For more info see San Andreas Fault - WikipediaThe natural disaster a slip on the San Andreas fault produces is an earthquake, and earthquakes will likely produce landslides.

However the San Andreas produces mostly horizontal movement and not a lot of vertical.

Therefore in those places where the San Andreas is under the ocean the San Andreas mostly does NOT produce a tsunami since the motion is mostly not vertical so little water is lifted up.

How long is the San Andreas fault

The entire San Andreas fault system is more than 800 miles long and extends to depths of at least 10 miles within the Earth.

In detail, the fault is a complex zone of crushed and broken rock from a few hundred feet to a mile wide.

,from the United States Geological Survey (USGS

Where does the San Andreas Fault start and end

The San Andreas Fault in California starts at a place called Bombay Beach on the shore of the Salton Sea and ends at Cape Mendocino.

Of course, some might use the opposite names for start and end.

How deep is the San Andreas fault

The entire San Andreas fault system is more than 800 miles long and extends to depths of at least 10 miles within the Earth.

In detail, the fault is a complex zone of crushed and broken rock from a few hundred feet to a mile wide.

,from the United States Geological Survey (USGS

San Andreas Fault map

Mainly because the u2018San Andreas faultu2019 isnu2019t a nice neat fault line all along itu2019s course.

It is a DAMAGE zone with multiple strands.

The strands beneath lakes or surface deposit cover cannot be reliably traced.

San Andreas Fault map with cities

Have you ever noticed that Hulk tends to leap everywhere, rather than running?,Well, thereu2019s a reason for that, and itu2019s directly tied to how strong his legs are.

You see, Hulk does run at times, or rather, he tries.

But more often than not, running results in the ground beneath his feet being pulverized, and him losing traction.

Nevertheless, he is absolutely capable of fast bouts of running, with his acceleration being nothing short of explosive.

,(Indestructible Hulk #11),,(Indestructible Hulk #12),(Hulk moved fast enough that he appears to teleport right in front of these chronal terrorists.

),,In the above page, Black Panther lets us know that Hulk is going to hit the San Andreas Fault line in a couple hours.

We see on the screen that he started in New York, likely Manhattan.

The distance from Manhattan to Parkfield California (a random city on the fault line) is 2910 miles.

We can see from the map that heu2019s not taking a straight path, so I wonu2019t worry about figuring out the straight line distance between the two cities.

,If we surmise this trip will take roughly 4 hours (Black Panther thinks theyu2019ve got about 2 hours left, if we assume it took them 2 hours to respond to General Rossu2019s request for help, that makes it a 4 hour trip, and puts Hulku2019s movement speed at 727 miles per hour.

,If we suppose 6 hours, weu2019ve got 485 miles per hour.

,Both of the above are fairly consistent with the idea that Hulku2019s average travel speed is roughly 600 miles per hour.

,We can also make the (admittedly stupid) assumption that Black Pantheru2019s u201ccouple hoursu201d is in reference to the entire trip time, which would put Hulk at a staggering 1455 miles per hour.

More than double his average travel pace.

,,The Hulk runs at exceptional speeds, heu2019s obviously not a speedster like Quicksilver or Flash, but heu2019s far faster than most people give him credit for.

However, for some silly reason, most authors apply physics to him when he runs, making the ground break beneath his feat and causing him to lose traction.

So, instead they have him leap to the locations he wants to get to.