HayWired Earthquake Scenario Release on April 18th

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The HayWired Scenario is a scientific, realistic and quantitative depiction of a magnatude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault with an epicenter in Oakland. Developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this scenario aims to improve the communication and use of earthquake hazard, early warning and aftershock forecast information, as well as inform building codes, build community capacity and foster business continuity planning.

The HayWired Scenario will be released to the public on April 18th, 2018 with a press event at U.C. Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium. The Hayward Fault runs directly underneath the stadium and the Fault is shown in the stadium wall and turf. The release of the HayWired Scenario also marks the beginning of the HayWired Public Engagement Campaign, known as Outsmart Disaster.

To find out more about the HayWired Scenario visit www.outsmartdisaster.com. ABAG encourages members to share the Outsmart Disaster website with their residents and local businesses.

The Joint ABAG/Metropolitan Transportation Commission Integrated Regional Planning Program is a HayWired Project Partner. Agency staff researched the economic impact of the scenario, and also have shared early lessons at meetings of Bay Area cities. For more information on earthquake resources visit: http://resilience.abag.ca.gov/