Anatomy of an Earthquake

It's often called the Big One-an earthquake so powerful it could flatten Los Angeles and drown it in the sea. This program shows what could actually happen if one of nature's most feared time bombs goes off. With the help of state-of-the-art computer scenarios, the video follows a potential quake mo... Full description

Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other Authors: Films Media Group., National Geographic Television & Film.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2006.
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Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Summary: It's often called the Big One-an earthquake so powerful it could flatten Los Angeles and drown it in the sea. This program shows what could actually happen if one of nature's most feared time bombs goes off. With the help of state-of-the-art computer scenarios, the video follows a potential quake moment by moment as it unleashes its phenomenal power on southern California. In an unexpected twist, viewers will discover that the biggest threat to Los Angeles comes not from the dreaded San Andreas fault but from an unseen-and only recently discovered-geological feature known as the Puente Hills fault. Cutting-edge anti-earthquake technology is also featured.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 24, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 11 & up.
Access: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.

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