Anniversary of the Great Quake of 1868
Grand Opening of Earthquake Walk on the Hayward Fault
October 21 (11- 4 pm)
(Lake Elizabeth), 450 acre park in the heart of Fremont (several
locations, see map)
The Hayward Fault has shaped the landscape
of the East Bay for the last million years.
The last large earthquake was on October 21, 1968, when a 6
foot offset was ripped from Milpitas to San Leandro.
In certain places there was an uplift of 4-6 feet.
Hayward, San Leandro, Oakland and San Francisco had major
Mission San Jose crumpled.
This one day event is to educate the public on the earthquake science, history, and
preparedness. The emphasis will be the Hayward Fault, but
there will general information on
earthquakes, other faults in the San Fransico Bay Area, and plate tectonics.
There will be 3 focus zones throughout
Central Park. You will be
able to walk to the different areas to see the new signs
throughout the park.
Kids Earthquake Zone:
The Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway
Families can learn through hands-on experiments how earthquake
travel through the crust of the Earth and cause problems.
Learn the basic principles of Plate Tectonics and Engineering. Children from
4-10 years will be able to build houses of blocks and see
them tumble down; play earthquake games; color informative pages
on temblors; see a San Francisco Bay Area fault map; pick out
things they should take in case of an earthquake emergency; see
a simulated quake in action; and much more.
Earthquake Science Zones:
There will be three sites that people can ask scientists and
educators about the science behind the Hayward Fault. We
will publish which scientist will be at the different stations.
Many of them are responsible for our basic understanding.
Fremont Earthquake Exhibit. See the "Faulted Floor"
where 60 years of "creep" along the Hayward Fault can be seen.
Teen Center Area
Center Area (Moving Parking Lot) - See how the Hayward
Fault has moved large areas in one direction. You also will
be able to see fault traces throughout the parking lot.
Learn about the rising "compression ridge" and why it happens.
C. Teen Center Area (En Echelon Fractures; 9000
Years of Movement) Learn about the large trench in the
area that provided information of 150 feet of movement in 9000
years. See offset curbs and asphalt.
Earthquake Preparedness Zone:
At the Senior Center Parking Lot (Moving Parking Lot) to Lake Elizabeth
there will be different organizations to provide information on
not only how to prepare, but also about insurance and how that all
works. We will publish a list of partipants closer to the
Parents and adults will be able to bring
home a wealth of information on how best to prepare for earthquakes and enjoy some
interesting exhibits. The U.S. Geological Survey called our own Hayward Fault the most
likely to be the source of the Bay Area’s next big quake with a
one-in-three chance of a magnitude 6.7 rupture in the next 30
years. The admonition “Be Prepared” has never been so important.
Come see the "Faulted Floor" Exhibit. See a map of
the East Bay and where the Hayward Fault is ripping it apart.
For more information on the Faulted Floor Exhibit which is a
(left - San Leandro City Hall devastated in 1868)
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