When Two Faults Collide, Larger Earthquake Possible in San Francisco Area Book


  • The Hayward and Calaveras Faults in the San Francisco East Bay are notable strike-slip systems. New interferometric synthetic aperture RADAR (InSAR) observations and seismicity show the faults are connected. The connection of the faults raises the potential risk of a larger earthquake in a populated region.


publication date

  • June 15, 2015