Earthquake Country — Los Angeles

Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Topics include how and why earthquakes happen, how mountains and valleys have formed as a result, how the ground will shake in large earthquakes, and why this shaking is so destructive to buildings. Dr. Abbott also shows how to evaluate your home for earthquake safety and explains how to reduce the devastating effects of earthquakes.

Earthquake Science and Safety

With Tom Jordan, who explains the science behind earthquakes and their causes and Mark Benthien, who discusses how to prepare, survive and rebuild your home and life after the next 'big one'. Produced by VideoJug.

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