Earthquake Preparedness Now





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Published on Jan 30, 2010

Courtesy USGS

This film takes you on a visceral journey through the USGS ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario.

The film was created by the USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project in cooperation with the Designmatters program at Art Center to depict the physical, social, and economic consequences of the most comprehensive earthquake scenario ever created. The film gives the viewers a sense of what will be happening and inspires them to prepare and mitigate for a faster recovery. The premise underlying the film is that design is a powerful catalyst that can bridge the divide between scientific understanding about damaging quakes, and the ability of the public to feel empowered and to change their behavior in terms of preparedness.

Location: CA, USA
Date Taken: 11/6/2008
Video Producer/Videographer: Theo Alexopoulos

Source: Produced in partnership with the USGS, designmatters: Art Center College of Design, California Geological Survey, and the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Comments • 12

Angela Mastrogiacomo
I came here in the hopes to learn how to prepare myself for an earthquake. Instead I became even more paranoid and fearful about earthquakes. 
Carla Thompson-Ellis
I hate earthquakes!!
Gustav Mcguire
this video is just like the one about utah except for on a differant channel so i want to know who made the set up oringinally
pamela wilson
What an excellent video--what an effective team effort!  Thanks so much for using your art to teach us in a way words simply can't--with your work, the message really sinks in, really hits us in the right place to inspire us to take action.  I can glimpse how much work went into this, but recognize that I really have no idea--it looks like hundreds of people and years of work and research and blood, sweat and tears.  And it worked.  You rock.  :) Thank you.  With love and gratitude, Namaste, Pam
Great video, great info and director!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
brian romero
fuck u 
Joseph Miller
The music was very distracting.... Just Information Please... 
Once again, too much attention given to entertaining rather then informing. Music is so loud (and crappy) it drowns out the narrarator. A poor production and a waste of time.
OH OH....
O_o not ready for this.
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