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The Haywired Connection: Societal Consequences of Earthquakes


A building in the Marina District at Beach and Divisadero settled onto its buckled garage supports.
Photo by J.K. Nakata, courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

The HayWired scenario explores the impact of a hypothetical earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurring on the Hayward Fault in the East Bay. The scenario has allowed researchers to examine the consequences of a major earthquake, advance risk analysis and inform disaster planning efforts. One impact study — the HayWired Communities at Risk analysis — focuses on Bay Area communities who face the greatest risk of displacement and the greatest challenges to long-term recovery. The analysis finds that the location, quality and quantity of housing is a critical factor in determining communities’ preparedness and long-term resilience in the face of an earthquake. This conversation, in particular, will focus on post-disaster housing challenges and opportunities. Join a panel of housing experts as they provide their perspective on the study results and policy implications of the HayWired Communities at Risk analysis.

Presented by Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

+ Anne Wein / U.S. Geological Survey
+ Laurie Johnson / Laurie Johnson Consulting
+ Janiele Maffei / California Earthquake Authority
+ Laurie Schoeman / Enterprise Community Partners
+ Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR
+ Maziar Movassaghi / California Department of Housing and Community Development


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