Right lateral slippage on the Hayward fault has faken place in the Irvington and Niles districts of Fremont since the well known 1868 Hayward earthquake which produced surface ruptures from San Leandro to Warm Springs. This post-1868 movement has been occurring without being identified with strong earthquakes. Structures and railroads crossing the Hayward fault in the area under study date back to 1866. Fault slippage can be observed at ten separate locations along the strike of the Hayward fault in the Irvington-Niles districts of Fremont, California. One location predates the 1868 earthquake. There is no evidence for parallel lines of fault slippage within the approximately 200-foot wide fault zone. The slippage appears to have occurred within a 10-foot wide band parallel to the strike of the fault.
Structures and railroads built at different times during the past 100 years give a time-history of the slippage. The slippage, if any, between 1868 and 1909 is unknown. From 1909 until as late as 1949 or early 1950, there was no observed fault slippage. Approximately one-half foot of slippage occurred between about 1949 or early 1950 and about 1957, and no measurable slippage since 1957.