Item Details

When America Shook [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program examines some of the more notable earthquakes to have struck America, including one of the world's best known disasters, the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Everyone knows that San Francisco could be hit by yet another even-more-devastating earthquake at any time. But no one knows when. Los Angeles (San Francisco's west coast neighbour) is also constantly at risk, as are any number of smaller communities in the region. The reason is that they all sit on a 500-mile-long notorious geological fault line called the San Andreas Fault. Other parts of America have also been hit by earthquakes, in particular Alaska, which, in March 1964, experienced the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history and one of the greatest of the 20th century anywhere in the world. Further South, 8.000 people perished when, in September 1985, a massive earthquake devastated Mexico City.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • Long and Deadly Earthquakes (2:46)
  • San Fernando Earthquake (1:50)
  • How Earthquakes Are Formed (4:13)
  • Underwater Earthquakes (1:42)
  • Measuring Earthquakes (2:19)
  • Chilean Earthquake - May 22 1960 (1:37)
  • Fault Lines (2:09)
  • Volcanic Eruptions (1:35)
  • Good Friday Earthquake (2:54)
  • Mexico City Earthquake (3:45)
  • Loma Prieta Earthquake (1:54)
  • 1989 San Francisco Earthquake (3:27)
  • Northridge Earthquake (2:53)
  • Predicting Northridge (2:12)
  • Earthquake Planning (2:14)
  • Advances in Earthquake Technology (3:59)
  • Conclusion: When America Shook: The World's Worst Disasters (2:04)
  • Credits: When America Shook: The World's Worst Disasters (0:50)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95236s Films Media Group
  • 95238 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min. 35 sec.)) : sound, color.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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