Here’s what to expect when the Big One hits the Hayward Fault / by Shaun Evans

 San Francisco in 1906. Most the damage from a Hayward Quake will affect Oakland, but fires and shaking will topple blocks in SF and Silicon Valley as well. Courtesy UC Berkeley.

San Francisco in 1906. Most the damage from a Hayward Quake will affect Oakland, but fires and shaking will topple blocks in SF and Silicon Valley as well. Courtesy UC Berkeley.

The US Geological Survey [USGS] took advantage of the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake this week to update its working scenario on what may happen when the Big One hits the Bay Area again, focused not on the San Andreas fault but on its potentially more hazardous Hayward Fault neighbor to the east.

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