Anniversary of the Great Quake of 1868
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of Ceramonies Suzanne Wolf, City of Fremont
||(left to right) Dr.
Tom Brocher, Assemblyman Kansen Chu, Dr. Joyce Blueford,
State Senator Bob Wichowski, Fremont Mayonr Lily
Mei, and State Senator Ricardo Lar
Making a San Francisco Bay area fault map
||Dr. Karen Anderson leading a field trip to the
different "creep" features around the park. Over
250 people went on free tours.
Scouts helping in the kids zone.
||Preparedness booths had information from insurance
see who helped fund this event
Where is the Earthquake Walk now
available to the public:
(Lake Elizabeth), 450 acre park in the heart of Fremont (several
locations, see map)
This one day event
was to educate the public on the earthquake science, history, and
preparedness. The emphasis was on the Hayward Fault,
but there was general information on
earthquakes; other faults in the San Fransico Bay Area; and plate tectonics.
Volunteer scientists and docents provided 8 tours during the
day, with over 250 people participating. Thanks to Dr. Karen
Anderson, Dr. Angeline Cartena, Bruce Rogers, and Coyn Criley who walked
visitors to the different stations.
There were 3 areas where people could get
Kids Earthquake Zone:
The Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway
Families learn through hands-on experiments how earthquake
travel through the crust of the Earth and cause problems.
They learned the basic principles of Plate Tectonics and Engineering. Children
were able to build houses of blocks and then see
them tumble down; play earthquake games; color informative pages
on temblors; see a San Francisco Bay Area fault map; see
a simulated quake in action; and much more.
Earthquake Science Zones:
There will be two sites that people could ask scientists and
educators about the science behind the Hayward Fault.
Fremont Earthquake Exhibit. Luke Blair and
Susan Garcia (both from the U.S. Geological Survey
showcased the "Faulted Floor" where 60 years of "creep" along the
Hayward Fault can be seen.
Center Area (Moving Parking Lot) - Cynthia
Pridmore and Timothy Dawson from the California
Geological Survey illustrated how liquifaction occurs.
They helped people look at the en enchelon faults and how the
creep has caused offsets in Central Park.
Northern California Geological Society
with members Paul Henshaw,
Mark Petrosky, and several others
displayed the rocks of the area. Children and adults got to
ask local geologist questions about our geology.
Earthquake Preparedness Zone:
At the Senior Center Parking Lot (Moving Parking Lot) to
Lake Elizabeth there were different organizations to provide information on
not only how to prepare, but also about insurance and how that all
works. Search and Resue Dogs was a popular site, as visitors
learned the importance of these trained dogs. Fremont
Firefigher Association brought their trucks and gave out 1500 hot
dogs. California Earthquake Authority brought their
virtual booth, while Earthquake Country Alliance brought in the
"Big Shake" so people can experience a big quake.
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.
(left - San Leandro City Hall devastated in 1868)
||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.
||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
||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
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
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont, California, U.S.A., 94536