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PubTalk 4/2007 — Shock Waves

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How the 1906 earthquake shook up California and science

A presentation of the award-winning USGS Video Shock Waves introduced by David Schwartz, Earthquake Geologist 

  • The 46-minute film Shock Waves includes dramatic historical footage, colorful animations, and interviews with earthquake experts
  • Shock Waves received recognition as an outstanding documentary at the 2006 Telly Awards and has been nominated for an Emmy
  • The catastrophe of the great 1906 quake spurred a century of progress in earthquake science and engineering
  • Current and future research includes drilling through the San Andreas Fault at depth in the SAFOD Experiment
  • Learn what can you do to reduce the risk to yourself and your family




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