|Running along this hillside is the San Andreas Fault. This is below Mission San Juan Bautista, about seven miles east of Hollister.|
What did the San Andreas Fault say to the Calaveras Fault?
Answer: "What's shaking?"
The infamous San Andreas Fault runs about nine miles southwest of the Hollister. Geologists say you can see evidence of it as you head up Cienega Road to the wineries and Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area. This fault also runs behind Mission San Juan Bautista, about seven miles west of Hollister.
The Calaveras Fault, a major branch of the San Andreas Fault, starts somewhere south of Hollister and actually runs through town. You can especially see it at Dunne Park between Sixth and Seventh Streets.
|This bend was caused by the Calaveras Fault.|
It's on Sixth Street across from Dunne Park.
- The Calaveras and San Andreas Faults in and Around Hollister by Deborah R. Harden, Heidi Stenner, and Imogene Blatz
- Geology Cafe.com: San Andreas Fault in the Cienega Valley, Wine Tour Route in San Benito County
- Geology Cafe.com: Calaveras Fault in Hollister, California
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