What type of boundary is the San Andreas Fault? In which state is it located?

1 Answer
Jun 10, 2017


It is a convergent boundary forming a transverse fault over much of the length of California.


The San Andreas Fault is where the Pacific plate collides with the North American plate. this is a convergent boundary. The two plates hit an angle in California. This forms a transverse fault in stead of the subduction zone usually found where an Ocean Plate and a Continatial plate meet.

The San Andreas fault because it occurs on land is one of the most studied earthquake faults in the world. The San Andreas fault was responsible for the famous San Francisco Earthquake.