Emergency plans need more attention
A mere 15 seconds in 1989 was enough to shake the confidence of the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Buildings on campus in need of repairs to strengthen footing on unstable land
Since the Hayward Fault, an active main fault that geologists consider past due for a major earthquake, runs directly through campus, seismically retrofitting older structures on campus has become a chief concern for the college administration.
Disaster lockers missing needed materials, food
As history shows, the disaster supply cabinets on campus, meant to ensure campus occupants access to first aid materials, food and water for three days in case of a major disaster, have not been regularly maintained.
Strain mounting on Hayward line
The Bay Area is at risk of experiencing a 6.7 or greater earthquake within the next 26 years according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).