The Hayward Fault Walk
 
joint project with Math Science Nucleus, City of Fremont, U.S. Geological Survey, California Geological Survey
 


Walk on the Hayward Fault
in Central Park, Fremont

The Hayward 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 south Fremont.

 

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 fault features:

 

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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MATH SCIENCE NUCLEUS since 1982 has served the education and public by offering quality science and math lessons that take our children learn critical thinking skills. We manage the Children's Natural History Museum and Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center. http://msnucleus.org.

CITY OF FREMONT is located in the southeast San Francisco Bay area and straddling both the East Bay and South Bay regions.  It has a population of close to 1/4 million people and one of the largest city by land in San Francisco Bay area.   
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY is a government agency that Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.  They provide the posters and map for the Faulted Floor Exhibit.  http://usgs.gov
CALIFORNIA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY was established in 1860, and one of the oldest geological surveys in the United States, serving as a primary source of geologic information for California’s government agencies, businesses, and public.

  

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