The purpose of this special issue of BSSA is to provide a state-of-the-science compendium of data on the rupture history of the San Andreas fault from recent paleoseismic investigations. The San Andreas fault is the primary boundary fault between the Pacific and North American plates and one of the most thoroughly studied faults in the world. Fourteen articles prepared by 74 authors provide dates of surface ruptures and/or measurements of slip or slip rate at 10 paleoseismic investigation sites along the main trace of the San Andreas fault, at one site on the Hayward fault, and along the northern San...

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