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Press Release 05-130

First Drill Hole Into San Andreas Fault Will Aid Earthquake Studies

Scientists to place sensors deep in an active region of the fault

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Geologists are drilling into the San Andreas Fault.

Geologists have drilled into the San Andreas Fault.

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Geologists soon to conduct research via the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD).

Geologists will soon conduct earthquake research via the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD).

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Drilling provides a research window into the San Andreas Fault.

Drilling provides a research window into the San Andreas Fault

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