The HayWired Earthquake Scenario Volume 3—Societal Consequences

The HayWired Earthquake Scenario Volume 3—Societal Consequences

The third volume of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5013, which describes the HayWired scenario, developed by USGS and its partners. 

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Event on October 21, 2021: Rollout of HayWired Volume 3

Event on October 21, 2021: Rollout of HayWired Volume 3

Culmination of Multi-hazard, Multi-year, Multi-volume US Geological Survey HayWired Scenario Project

Thursday, October 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT

Presented by Joint Venture Silicon Valley

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Fact Sheet: The HayWired earthquake scenario

Fact Sheet: The HayWired earthquake scenario

USGS Fact Sheet 2018-3016

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The HayWired scenario depicts a scientifically realistic earthquake sequence, and its cascading impacts, that all starts with a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. The scenario emphasizes connectedness: multi-hazards of an earthquake, interactions between critical infrastructure systems, and compounded effects in communities and economies.

 

The HayWired project is the earthquake scenario designed to model and study effects on the San Francisco Bay area from a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. The study builds upon understanding of the last large earthquake to occur on the Hayward Fault in 1868, but with the realization that modern urban infrastructures are made vulnerable by multiple layers of interdependencies between transportation and utilities, with reliance on telecommunications and the Internet. This scenario also considers impacts from a sequence of aftershocks following the main earthquake, an aspect often overlooked but an important component of the physical and emotional damage associated with large earthquakes extending into the days and months following.

The HayWired scenario is the fourth disaster scenario from the SAFRR Project and is supported by the USGS Natural Hazards and Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) Mission Areas.

Check out the Haywired Toolkit.