What type of fault is the Hayward Fault?


The Hayward Fault is a right-lateral strike-slip fault. A right-lateral strike-slip fault has a vertical fracture and each side moves to the right, so that a person facing the fault would see objects on the other side moving to the right of his current position.

The Hayward Fault is about 45 miles long and runs through the densely populated San Francisco Bay area. The fault was responsible for an earthquake in 1868 that killed at least 30 people. Geologists estimate that the fault causes an earthquake between every 140 to 170 years. The two other types of faults are called "normal" faults and "thrust" faults.

Q&A Related to "What type of fault is the Hayward Fault?"
the Hayward fault it is a strike-slip.
The Hayward fault extends from San Jose 120 km or about 74 miles northward along the base
wikipedia-wrong again, the San Andreas Fault it on the west side of the San Francisco Bay. Hayward Fault is the east side or the bay of what we call the east bay area. I know this
It's like part of a sci-fi movie where everything on the Berkeley side of the mountains in the East Bay area falls into the Bay in a major quake. I'm pasting in a map. If it doesn't
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