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The HayWired Earthquake Scenario—Societal Consequences

October 22, 2021

The HayWired earthquake scenario, led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), anticipates the impacts of a hypothetical moment magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. The fault runs along the east side of California’s San Francisco Bay and is among the most active and dangerous in the United States, passing through a densely urbanized and interconnected region. A scientifically realistic scenario is one way to learn from a large earthquake before one occurs in the bay region. The USGS and its partners in the HayWired Coalition are working to energize residents and businesses to engage in new and ongoing efforts to prepare the region for such a future earthquake.

Publication Year 2021
Title The HayWired Earthquake Scenario—Societal Consequences
DOI 10.3133/fs20213054
Authors Anne M. Wein, Joseph L. Jones, Laurie A. Johnson, Cynthia Kroll, Jennifer A. Strauss, David Witkowski, Dale A. Cox
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2021-3054
Index ID fs20213054
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center; Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR)