Anne Wein Wins Prestigious 2019 Bay Area Metro Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Anne Wein, Operations Research Analyst at WGSC, who received a 2019 Bay Area Metro Award from the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for her work as lead researcher for the HayWired earthquake scenario. 

Anne Wein wins award

The HayWired Scenario is a 4-year scientific analysis to anticipate the potential impacts of a 7.0 earthquake racing at 7,000 miles per hour up and down 52 miles of the East Bay fault line. Although hypothetical, the HayWired Scenario is a scientifically realistic and quantitative depiction using data from the Seismic Safety Commission and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The effort was steered by Anne Wein, a principle USGS investigator, who led over 60 researchers and organizations through a robust process designed to predict, educate about and prepare for this earthquake before it happens.   

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Date published: October 26, 2018
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The HayWired scenario examines a hypothetical earthquake (mainshock) with a moment magnitude of 7.0 occurring on April 18, 2018, at 4:18 p.m. on the Hayward Fault in the east bay part of California’s San Francisco Bay area. Most economic, cultural, and personal elements of society have grown entwined with the Internet since the last time California experienced a large urban earthquake. What...

Contacts: Anne M Wein, Ph.D., Jamie L Jones, Jeff Peters, Laurie A. Johnson, PhD AICP