Talk:Hayward Fault Zone/Archive 1

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Archive 1

Mem.Stad. Columns Photo

The caption for the photo describes something that isn't evident in the picture. No diverging columns. Tmangray 19:06, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Caption improved - Leonard G. 04:41, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

1868 Hayward earthquake

"Although its magnitude was less than the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the intensity of shaking experienced in the Hayward area may have been greater than in 1906 due to the proximity of the Hayward Fault." The meaning of this sentence was changed, with the latest edit. The original wording had implied that the 1868 event may have actually been greater than the 1906 event. The original sentence was added by Leonard G., August 22, 2004. There was no source cited, and I cannot find any still. The original claim that "some believe that this earthquake may have in fact been of greater intensity" than 1906 (likely 7.8, in an estimated range of 7.7 to 8.3) is perhaps dubious. Maybe this vague and confusing sentence should just be dropped entirely.Steven Russell 00:54, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Intensity and magnitude are two different concepts. The original wording implied something known to be incorrect, so I changed it to something which may be correct. I've also moved almost all that out of the table, and into the main text.