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Research San Francisco San Francisco officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the United States at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its boundaries. The mainland within the city limits roughly forms a “seven-by-seven-mile square,” a common local. San Francisco is famous for its hills. There are more than 50 hills within city limits. Some neighborhoods are named after the hill on which they are situated, including Nob Hill, Potrero Hill; and Russian Hill. The nearby San Andreas and Hayward Faults are responsible for much earthquake activity, although neither physically passes through the city itself. San Andreas The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 810 miles through California in the United State. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike slip (horizontal). The northern segment of the fault runs from Hollister, through the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, then on up the San Francisco Peninsula. This is the approximate location of the epicenter of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The southern segment (known as the Mojave segment) begins near Bombay Beach, California. Box Canyon, near the Salton Sea, contains upturned strata associated with that section of the fault. These mountains are a result of movement along the San Andreas Fault and are commonly called the Transverse Range. In Palmdale, a portion of the fault is easily examined at a roadcut for the Antelope Valley Freeway. California California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most
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