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150th Celebration of 1868 Great Quake on Hayward Fault - Free Tours

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Fremont Community Center

40204 Paseo Padre Parkway

Fremont, CA 94538

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This one day event is to educate the public on the earthquake science, history, and preparedness. The emphasis will be the Hayward Fault, but there will general information on earthquakes, other faults in the San Francisco Bay Area, and plate tectonics. There will be 3 focus zones throughout Central Park. You will be able to walk to the different areas to see the new Earthquake Walking Tour signs throughout the park.

Earthquake Walking Tours: Volunteer Scientists and docents will lead the tours starting at 12:00 noon and will continue until 3:00 on demand. Meet near the Pavilion on the sidewalk.

(1) Kids Zone: The Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway
Families can learn through hands-on
experiments how earthquake travel through the crust of the Earth and cause problems. Learn the basic principles of Plate Tectonics and Engineering. Children will be able to build houses of blocks and see them tumble down; play earthquake games; color informative pages on temblors; see a San Francisco Bay Area fault map; see a simulated quake in action; and much more. This area will be sponsored by Math Science Nucleus.

(2) Science Zone: There will be two sites that people can ask scientists and educators about the science behind the Hayward Fault.

Fremont Earthquake Exhibit. See the "Faulted Floor" where 60 years of "creep" along the Hayward Fault can be seen at the Fremont Community Center. This area is sponsored by U.S. Geological Survey

Senior Center Area (Moving Parking Lot)- See how the Hayward Fault has moved large areas in one direction. You also will be able to see fault traces throughout the parking lot. Learn about the rising "compression ridge" and why it happens. This area is sponsored by California Geological Survey.

(3) Preparedness Zone: At the Senior Center Parking Lot (Moving Parking Lot) to Lake Elizabeth will be booths with organizations who will provide information on preparedness, earthquake insurance and community resources.

Current Vendors/Sponsors: Math Science Nucleus, USGS, California Geological Survey, California Earthquake Authority, Earthquake Country Alliance, Simpson Strongtie, ICE Safety Solutions, Alameda County Water District, Temblor, CERT, FEMA, Ham Radio & Communications Unit, The Earthquake Bag Emergency Supplies, City of Fremont-Green Challenge, Urban Search & Rescue Team-Task Force 4, SGDM- LLC, PG&E, State Farm Insurance, Boy Scouts Troop 132, Girl Scout Troops 31355 & 33188, Washington Township Museum of Local History, Rotary Club of Fremont, Rita's Italian Ice with SPECIAL FEATURE: The Big Shaker simulator.

Our local Fremont Firefighters Association will cook up hotdogs and give out water!

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Fremont, CA 94538

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