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PubTalk 9/2018 - Hayward Earthquake

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Title: The 150th Anniversary of the Damaging 1868 Hayward Earthquake: Why It Matters and How We Can Prepare for Its Repeat

  • The Hayward Fault in the heart of the Bay Area is one of the most urbanized faults in the US.
  • Studies of the fault reveal that it has produced 12 large earthquakes in the past 2000 years spaced 100-220 years apart.
  • There is nearly a 3 out of 4 chance of a damaging M6.7 earthquake in the SF Bay Area in the next 30 years.
  • Updated building codes, building and home retrofits, planning, and training are necessary to mitigate earthquake effects.




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