Earthquake Resource Page


Articles | Links | Videos | Reports | Presentations
Last Updated: 19 February 2019


Introduction

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.


Articles

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.

A summary of the late Cenozoic stratigraphic and tectonic history of the Santa Clara Valley, California
Various USGS authors, February 2015, Geosphere, GeoScienceWorld. This is technical description of the geology of Santa Clara County.

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Links

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.

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Videos

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Reports

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).

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Presentations

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Upcoming Activities


20 Apr 2019, Big Bunny 5K
CARES support for this annual family friendly 5K run/walk. 7:10am to 11:00am, Cupertino City Hall.   More Details...

22 Jun 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm. This event will at the same place and time as our Field Day   

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. 4:45pm to 11:00pm.   More Details...

2 Nov 2019, Sheriff's Heroes Fun Run
Public service event and fund raiser that directly benefits children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. City Hall, 8:00am to 12:00pm   More Details...