Earthquake Resource Page

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Last Updated: 3 January 2019


This page contains links to a variety of material on Earthquakes and their risk to the Bay Area.

This page will be updated as additional material is identified.


What Is the Hayward Fault? Bay Area Earthquake Hits California at 'Time Bomb' Zone (.pdf copy)
Sydney Pereira, 4 January 2018, Newsweek.

Two Faults Could Make One Big Earthquake (.pdf copy)
Andrew Alden, 28 May 2015, KQED Science.



USGS Earthquake Homepage

Earthquake Outlook for the San Francisco Bay Region 2014–2043 (.pdf copy)
USGS, Earthquake Hazards Program.

Real-time Seismogram Displays
USGS, Earthquake Hazards Program. These seismogram displays depict ground motion recorded by seismograph stations in real-time and updated every few minutes.

California Integrated Seismic Network
Collaboration between California Geological Survey, Caltech Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, USGS Menlo Park, USGS Pasadena, and California Office of Emergency Services.

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Collaboration between University of Washington, University of Oregon, USGS, U.S Department of Energy, the State of Washington, and the State of Oregon.





The Haywired Earthquake Scenario
USGS, April 2018, ISSN 2327-6932 (online). The HayWired earthquake scenario, led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), anticipates the impacts of a hypothetical magnitude-7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault...

Understanding Earthquake Hazards in the San Francisco Bay Area (.pdf copy)
USGS, September 2014, ISSN 2327–6932 (online).




Upcoming Activities

24 Jan 2019, Message Passing
Message passing is an essential skill for emergency communicators. This class will provide both instruction and practice. 6:30pm-9:00pm EOC Room, City Hall   

7 Feb 2019, General Meeting
This is a review and discussion on the lessons learned from our Earthquake 2018 exercise. Quinlan Center, 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

23 Mar 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm   

13 Apr 2019, Pop-Up Packet Practice
SCCOo RACES opportunity for field packet practice. 9:00am to 12:00pm, Location TBD,   More Details...

20 Apr 2019, Big Bunny 5K
CARES support for this annual family friendly 5K run/walk. 8:00am to 11:00am, Cupertino City Hall.   More Details...

4 May 2019, Spring Communications Exercise
Save the date!   

22 Jun 2019, Field Day
National Amateur Radio event that promotes emergency communications preparedness. Location TBD, 8:00am to 5:00pm.   More Details...

4 Jul 2019, Fireworks Event!
CARES, CERT, and MRC support for Cupertino's annual Fireworks event. 4:30pm to 11:00pm.   More Details...