the Hayward Fault: Online and On the Ground
Ever wonder exactly where the
Hayward Fault is? Three U.S. Geological Survey scientists will be on
hand to announce three new educational publications, showing you just
where to look.
With the 140th anniversary of the 1868 Hayward earthquake fast
approaching, the USGS is dedicated to providing information that will
prepare the public for a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake likely to
happen in the greater Bay Area in the next 30 years. The commemoration
date reflects an important milestone: the past 5 large earthquakes on
the Hayward Fault have been on average about 140 years apart, so a
repeat of this powerful earthquake could happen at any moment.
Who: USGS Earthquake
author of fact sheet The Hayward
Fault—Is it due for a repeat of the powerful 1868 earthquake?
creator of the Hayward Fault
“virtual tour” using Google Earth™ software
author of Where’s the Hayward
Fault? A Green Guide to the Hayward Fault
Press conference detailing the above publications with question and
session immediately following. A short guided tour of the Hayward Fault
will follow the press conference.
Hayward Area Historical and Society Museum, 22701 Main Street, Hayward,
9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008
USGS provides science for a changing world. For
more information visit www.usgs.gov.