San Jose

The Next Earthquake and the South Bay

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Photo by Flickr user Patrick Nouhailler.

Silicon Valley has long been one of the major drivers of our economy, but what will happen when the region is faced with its next earthquake? The USGS has been preparing the report HayWired, which looks at the impacts that a large quake might have on the Bay Area. Learn about what we can expect, and prepare for, when it comes to the effects on the South Bay’s economy and telecommunications network. Generously sponsored by PG&E and co-presented by Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

+ Dale Cox / USGS
+ Anne Wein / USGS
+ David Witkowski / Joint Venture Silicon Valley


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76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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