The HayWired Earthquake Scenario—Societal Consequences

Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5013-R–W
Edited by: Shane T. Detweiler and Anne M. Wein


  • Chapters:
    • Chapter T (42 MB pdf) - Lifeline Infrastructure and Collocation Exposure to the HayWired Earthquake Scenario—A Summary of Hazards and Potential Service Disruptions
    • Chapter U (75 MB pdf) - Analysis of Communities at Risk in the HayWired Scenario
    • Chapter V1 (2.5 MB pdf) - Summary of Economic Impact Analyses and Policy Implications of the HayWired Scenario
    • Chapter V2 (3 MB pdf) - Economic Consequences of the HayWired Scenario—Digital and Utility Network Linkages and Resilience
    • Chapter V3 (5.5 MB pdf) - The Economic Effects of the HayWired Scenario Using the Association of Bay Area Governments Regional Growth Forecast
    • Chapter V4 (2 MB pdf) - Characteristics of Businesses Disrupted by Building Damages from the HayWired Scenario Mainshock
    • Chapter V5 (7.5 MB pdf) - Spatial Analysis of Industries, Employment, and Commute Flows in Areas of Concentrated Damage from the HayWired Earthquake Scenario
    • Chapter W (7.5 MB pdf) - The HayWired Scenario—Earthquake Early Warning Forecast and Potential Hazard Mitigation Actions
  • Larger Work: This publication is Chapter R–W of The HayWired Earthquake Scenario
  • Related Works:
    • Volume 1 - The HayWired Earthquake Scenario—Earthquake Hazards
    • Volume 2 - The HayWired Earthquake Scenario—Engineering Implications
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The HayWired Earthquake Scenario—Societal Consequences is the third volume of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5013, which describes the HayWired scenario, developed by USGS and its partners. The scenario is a hypothetical yet scientifically realistic earthquake sequence that is being used to better understand hazards for the San Francisco Bay region during and after a magnitude-7 earthquake (mainshock) on the Hayward Fault and its aftershocks.

Suggested Citation

Johnson, L.A., Jones, J.L., Wein, A.M., and Peters, J.A., 2020, Analysis of communities at risk in the HayWired scenario, chap. U of Detweiler, S.T., and Wein, A.M., eds., The HayWired earthquake scenario—Societal consequences: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5013–R–W, 139 p.,

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The HayWired earthquake scenario—Societal consequences
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2017-5013
Chapter R–W
DOI 10.3133/sir20175013V3
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center, Western Geographic Science Center
Description Chapter T: v, 104 p.; Chapter U: v, 139 p.; Chapter V2: v, 39 p.; Chapter V3: vi, 58 p.; Chapter V4: iv, 68 p.; Chapter V5: v, 57 p.; Chapter W: iv, 21 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title The HayWired earthquake scenario
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial San Francisco Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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