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[29 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on 140th Commemoration Warns Hayward Fault Earthquake Is Ready To Rupture | ]

By Karen Weise
The ceremony commemorating the 140th anniversary of the Hayward Fault earthquake emphasized the urgency of learning from the magnitude 6.8 trembler in order to minimize devastation from future quakes. Calling for greater disaster preparedness, the ceremony blended history and science about the quake to jolt the public and officials into action.