PubTalk 4/2008 — The Hayward Fault in Google Earth
Visualizing Past, Present, and Future Earthquakes
USGS scientists David Schwartz, Heather Lackey, Luke Blair, and Scott Haefner take you on a virtual tour of the Bay Area's most urbanized fault
- Explore the destructive 1868 Hayward earthquake and today's earthquake hazards using Google Earth
- Nearly 2.4 million people in the East Bay, critical infrastracture and lifelines, and large public facilities are vulnerable to significant damage
- Scientists have estimated a high probability of a large earthquake on the Hayward Fault, the single most dangerous in the entire Bay Area
- The next large Hayward Fault earthquake will affect the entire Bay Area, are you prepared?