One of the largest earthquakes in United States history happened here in 1857. Fly a small airplane over the San Andreas fault and learn about one of the most infamous earthquake faults in the world. Follow along in my Grumman Tiger as we explore the Carrizo Plain and see from a unique perspective how this deadly earthquake fault has changed over thousands of years. The 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake measured 7.9 on the richter scale. California is long overdue for another “Big One” from this massive fault.
The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1,200 kilometers through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip. Wikipedia