Walk on the Hayward Fault
in Central Park, Fremont
Fault is an offset of the San Andreas Fault system that
dominates the landforms of eastern San Francisco Bay.
The relative motion between the North American Plate
(southeast) and the Pacific Plate
(northwest) create stress that releases energy as
earthquakes. This slip slide motion is called a transform fault.
The Hayward Fault is within the San Andreas Fault
Boundary Zone between the North American Plate and the Pacific
Plate. The Hayward
fault is one of only a few dozen faults in the world that “creeps,” or
slowly moves. Evidence of creep can be found from Pt. Pinole in the north to
The movement causes features to be created
because of the stress. Materials such as concrete, asphalt,
and wood react differently. Cracks created by this type of
stress have a unique pattern.
The Hayward Fault Walk in Central Park highlights different
Click on the features above and learn more about each area.
If you visit the area you can see the features.
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