Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hayward Fault Follies

Lots of Hayward jiggles recently.  It doesn't mean a thing, but let's play the geological 'relevance' philosophical game, and say:  OMG They're all going to die!

Here's a new map I found at

Whereas the eastern version of this map puts red as within the week, they put red as within an hour!  The yellow is within the last week.  Note that everything is lining up along the fault.  As each adhesion point cracks, the fault becomes more uniform in terms of sliding potential.  We could go through several episodes like this in the next 50 years, but it is getting closer to failure.

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