August 18th, 2012-
USGS.gov Rodgers Creek Fault, Hayward Fault 7.0
Thanks to the USGS (United States Geological Survey) the residents of the US have the ability to go online and view ways their land could be changed by major earthquakes in the future. On the page of the link provided one can find multiple views of the Hayward Fault and the Rodgers Creek Fault and the landscapes and towns around them. In all the videos and animations one can see how much movement and liquefaction could occur during the next 7.0+ magnitude earthquake centered around San Pablo Bay.
Now this would only be the first few minutes of the major earthquake and the area may go threw a series of after shocks in a multitude of different locations. One’s preparations should account for the fact that the major earthquake may not be the one that causes the most noticeable damage or final demolition of a structure or facility.
Here is the link to the page on the USGS site to show all the different directions the P-waves and S-waves will travel: USGS.gov Rodgers Creek Fault, Hayward Fault 7.0
USGS.gov Bay Area Fault map Animation Past Week’s Earthquakes