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PubTalk 9/2008 — Ready for the Next Big Bay Area Earthquake?

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The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake was not the Bay Area's "Big One" but a repeat of the destructive 1868 Hayward earthquake may qualify!

by Tom Brocher, USGS Seismologist


  • The next large Hayward Fault earthquake will effect the entire San Francisco Bay Area - Are You Prepared?
  • The Hayward Fault is the most urbanized active fault in the Bay Area. The fault crosses multiple freeways, major water pipelines, and BART runs parallel to and crosses the fault.
  • A large earthquake on the Hayward Fault could impact more than 5 million people with $1.5 trillion in property damage.
  • October 21st marks the 140th anniversary of the last large earthquake on the Hayward Fault. Are we due for a repeat?




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