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Fire following the Mw 7.0 HayWired earthquake scenario

October 17, 2019

These data are a geospatial representation of potential damage resulting from fires following the HayWired earthquake scenario, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurring on the Hayward Fault on April 18, 2018, with an epicenter in the city of Oakland, CA. These data take information about prevailing conditions (for example, average wind speed and direction) and potential hazard information (for example, ground shaking and liquefaction) and model the resulting fire-based damages which could occur following the HayWired scenario mainshock. The results are presented as a series of Voronoi polygons centered on known fire stations in the region.

This vector .SHP dataset was developed and intended for use in GIS applications such as ESRI's ArcGIS software suite.

These data support the following publication: Scawthorn, C., 2018, Fire following the HayWired scenario mainshock, chap. P of Detweiler, S.T., and Wein, A.M., eds., The HayWired earthquake scenario--Engineering implications: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5013-I-Q, 429 p.,

Publication Year 2019
Title Fire following the Mw 7.0 HayWired earthquake scenario
DOI 10.5066/P9LMGHRV
Authors Charles Scawthorn
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Earthquake Hazards Program