New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size

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earthquake simulation showing a map of the Hayward Fault

With unprecedented resolution, scientists and engineers are simulating precisely how a large-magnitude earthquake along the Hayward Fault would affect different locations and buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area. A team from Berkeley Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, is leveraging powerful supercomputers to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region.

Date Published: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018