The Hayward Fault, running right through the UC Berkeley campus, has a 31% probability of rupturing in a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake within the next 30 years. (Source: UCERF 2008 report) Learn more about the Hayward Fault through these videos, presentations, and links.
The science behind earthquakes, from seismic waves to stress relief, ending with a dramatic east-bay earthquake scenario that is all too likely to happen.
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This presentation introduces plate tectonics, earthquakes, and our very own Hayward Fault. Geared toward the 6th grade.
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UC Berkeley seismologist Dr. Peggy Hellweg leads a tour of the Hayward Fault's path through Memorial Stadium.
UC Berkeley seismologist Dr. Doug Dreger explains the USGS Hayward Fault M7.0 earthquake simulation.
The USGS Hayward Fault M7.0 earthquake simulation. (Click here to view more USGS Hayward Fault earthquake simulations.)
A Hayward Fault simulation animation by Dr. Shawn Larsen of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Dr. Doug Dreger of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.
Bay Bridge shaking scenario animation from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (.mov format, for Quicktime). View more LLNL quake simulations.