Earthquake Science and Safety

When talking about earthquakes, it is not a question of 'if', but of 'when'. Of all of Earth's natural disasters, earthquakes are argued as one of the most dangerous. Originating deep within the Earth's plates, earthquakes are the only natural disaster that remains unpredictable to this day. Spend some time with Tom Jordan as he explains, in detail, the science behind earthquakes and their causes. The greatest earthquake casualties in countries such as the US are not caused by the quake itself, but from its aftermath. Mark Benthien discusses how to prepare, survive and rebuild your home and life after the next 'big one'.

Earthquake Terminology And Science
Preparing For An Earthquake
Surviving An Earthquake
After An Earthquake
Prof. Tom Jordan - Director, Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

Mark Benthien - Director of Communication, Education, and Outreach, Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

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