along Warren Freeway in Oakland
1992 - The Hayward
fault crosses through the shopping area in
Montclair district of Oakland located on
the east side of the "rift" valley.
1992 - Fault creep is observed
bending the curbs
along the streets in the Montclair district.
OAKLAND TO BERKELEY
to the north, this aerial view looks from Oakland to the
City of Berkeley. Lake Temescal, in the lower central
part of the picture, lies at the northern end of the
Hayward “rift” valley. The lake was formed
in 1866 by the damming of Temescal Creek. The Hayward
fault runs along the right (east) side of the lake.
Lake Temescal and the power substation.
Claremont Hotel, the big white building in the lower
right part of the photograph, and the University of
California, Berkeley Stadium in the middle of the
photograph. These are landmarks for locating the
Hayward fault. The fault runs to the right side (east)
of the Claremont Hotel and cuts across the stadium. Note
the concentration of population in this portion of the
East Bay region.
Claremont Hotel and Berkeley Stadium mark the line of
the fault along the East Bay.
The Hayward fault runs under Berkeley Stadium and poses
a severe hazard if a damaging earthquake occurs during a
football game when tens of thousands of people are in
The Hayward fault runs from goal post to goal post
across the stadium.
Fault creep is slowly deforming the Berkeley Stadium.
people are looking at the offset illustrated in the next
Note the piece
of metal connecting the two sides.
Fracturing of the exterior walls results from a
third of a meter or about 13 inches of
fault movement that has deformed the structure
since it was built in 1923.