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Hey,can someone explain why fault lines are created at conservative plate boundaries.Especially the San Andreas Fault plssssssss i am so confused about it
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A conservative plate boundary / transform fault boundary is where to tectonic plates are moving at different speeds and in opposite directions in relation to one another. With the San Andreas Fault, the North American plate and the Pacific plate are moving in opposite directions. When tectonics plates move, put simply one plate might “get stuck”, as the plates do not move past each other smoothly, causing a build up of pressure or tension. Eventually the build up of pressure is released, which causes rock fracturing and an earthquake. The physical movement of the tectonic plate can cause physical ground breaking and fault lines on the surface.

This website has some more information and a video that you might find useful
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tec...-Andreas-Fault
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