Transform Faults, Oceanic Ridges, and Magnetic Anomalies Southwest of Vancouver Island

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Science  22 Oct 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3695, pp. 482-485
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3695.482


The San Andreas Fault and a large fault off British Columbia are interpreted as examples of the recently proposed "transform faults." They are joined by a short, isolated length of oceanic ridge striking N20°E, with an associated "window" of young crust. The displacement along these faults is estimated at 400 kilometers.