San Francisco Earthquake Cloze

Gap-fill exercise with AWL Groups 1--10

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The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most earthquakes of all time. Today, its importance comes more from the wealth of scientific knowledge from it than from its sheer size. Rupturing the northernmost 430 kilometers of the San Andreas fault from northwest of San Juan Bautista to the triple junction at Cape Mendocino, the earthquake confounded geologists with its large, horizontal displacements and great rupture length. Indeed, the of the fault and recognition of its large cumulative would not be fully until the advent of plate tectonics more than half a century later. of the 1906 displacements and strain in the surrounding crust led Reid (1910) to his elastic-rebound of the earthquake , which remains today the model of the earthquake .