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1868 Alliance

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A consortium of organizations and individuals getting the word out about the 140th anniversary of the last large earthquake on the Hayward Fault. The alliance focuses on the need for preparedness, given the inevitability of another major quake.

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Got Quakes on the Mind?

October 28, 2011 by Paul Hagey

With a handful of very noticeable earthquakes jolting the East Bay, we're getting a lot of questions about quakes -- do small ones release strain? Or foretell the Big One? We get the word from one of UC Berkeley's top seismologists.

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Walking the Line

October 01, 2008 by Horst Rademacher

It was 140 years ago, in October 1868, that the Hayward Fault unleashed the magnitude 6.8 temblor that put the fault on the map. The quake shook the entire region and virtually leveled the then-small hamlets of Hayward and San Leandro. Now, the land along the fault line is among the most densely populated in the region, a sobering situation given the likelihood of a repeat performance in the near future. But despite their destructive potential, the Hayward and the Bay Area’s other faults are the driving force behind our region’s varied and beautiful topography. Understanding how they work is key both to understanding our local landscapes and to preparing for the next Big One.

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