HayWired Presents to the California Seismic Safety Commission

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HayWired Presents to the California Seismic Safety Commission

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is working on its fourth disaster scenario and the second earthquake scenario since the ShakeOut in 2008. The HayWired scenario examines the potential impacts of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area. Working in parallel with the California Office of Emergency Services and FEMA update to the Bay Area Earthquake Plan, the HayWired project builds upon previous scenario development procedures and examines how the cascading effects of lifeline interdependencies can exacerbate damages, including the impacts to the Internet, the Internet economy, and Silicon Valley. HayWired also focuses on the implications of modern building codes, and how earthquake scenarios can be used to improve business continuity planning. Dale A. Cox, Project Manager of SAFRR, presented the on-going progress of the HayWired scenario to the California Seismic Safety Commission on December 11, 2014 at the California State Capital in Sacramento, CA.