OAKLAND (AP) — Scientists, emergency managers and others have released a study describing plausible impacts from a hypothetical magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which has long been considered a major threat to the San Francisco Bay region.
The scenario — called “HayWired” — was released Wednesday, the 112th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.READ MORE: Man Rescues Kitten Caught In Floodwaters At Sacramento Park
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The scenario envisions the epicenter under the East Bay city of Oakland and a rupture extending along 52 miles (84 kilometers) of the fault.
Impacts include 800 deaths, 18,000 injuries, building collapses, raging fires and property and direct business losses topping $82 billion.MORE NEWS: Plenty Of Capacity, Adequate Pumping Facilities Helped Sacramento Avoid Rainfall Catastrophe During Storm
Damage from the main shock and factors such as fires and utility outages could displace about 411,000 people.