Megaquake fears rise as researchers find San Francisco's Hayward fault is 'holding hands' with a SECOND fracture - and warn a quake would lead to 'extensive damage and loss of life with global economic impact'
The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another - which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major devastation, a new study finds.
The Hayward Fault has long been considered a threat because it runs under densely populated neighborhoods east of San Francisco.
The new work found that beneath San Pablo Bay, it joins with a second, less active underground fracture to the north.
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