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The 1868 Hayward Earthquake: 139 years and counting...

U.S. Geological Survey, Association of Bay Area Governments, Hayward Area Historical and Society Museum, Vice Mayor-City of Hayward

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The media will be given the opportunity to visit ground zero for the October 21, 1868 Hayward earthquake and to photograph original photographs of the damage.

The USGS is releasing a new map showing the shaking produced by the 1868 Hayward earthquake, the 12th most deadly earthquake in U.S. History. The map shows that Hayward, San Leandro, and Fremont experienced the strongest shaking from the earthquake. The new map will be used to tell us what is most at risk from a repeat of this earthquake.

Sunday, October 21st, 2007, marks the 139th anniversary of the 1868 Hayward earthquake. Age dating indicates that the average spacing between the past five earthquakes on the southern Hayward Fault has been 140 years: time is not on our side.

When

Wednesday, October 17th, at 10:00 a.m.

Where

Hayward Area Historical and Society Museum, 22701 Main St., Hayward, CA 94541, near Foothill Blvd.

Relevance

The USGS is releasing a new map showing the shaking produced by the 1868 Hayward earthquake, the 12th most deadly earthquake in U.S. History. The map shows that Hayward, San Leandro, and Fremont experienced the strongest shaking from the earthquake. The new map will be used to tell us what is most at risk from a repeat of this earthquake.

Audience

Print and broadcast media

Contact

Susan Garcia, (650) 329-4668

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