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Hayward Fault: America's Most Dangerous Press Conference?

U.S. Geological Survey, RMS, ABAG, CGS, EERI, City of Oakland

Who:
Members of the 1868 Hayward Earthquake Alliance
Mary Lou Zoback, Risk Management Solutions, Keith Knudsen, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Jeanne Perkins, Association of Bay Area Governments, Tom Brocher, USGS, Sue Piper, City of Oakland

What:
Press conference detailing projected economic and infrastructure loss in the wake of a large earthquake on the Hayward Fault and current earthquake mitigation efforts.

Topics:
Loss estimates, at risk populations, transportation closures, housing needs, etc.
$30 billion in preparedness activities, school earthquake drills, efforts to expand community resiliency, etc.

Call in: For those unable to attend the press conference, you may join us by teleconference:

Dial In Number: 1-605-990-0100
Access Code: 1009678

When

March 20, 2008
10a.m.

Where

Risk Management Solutions
7015 Gateway Blvd.
Newark, CA
(exit highway 84 at Newark Blvd./ Ardenwood Blvd.)

Relevance

An earthquake of M6.8 or greater on the Hayward Fault, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area, is increasingly likely. The last major earthquake on the Hayward Fault was in 1868, 140 years ago: research by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and others indicate the past five such earthquakes have been 140 years apart on average.

Audience

Media (TV, Print, Radio)

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