Educational Videos

"Earthquakes Near and Far" Public Lecture

BSL scientist Peggy Hellweg gives a talk on "Tectonic Timebombs - Earthquakes Near and Far" for the Science@Cal public lecture series.

Shake Table at the Lawrence Hall of Science (Seismo Susie Video)

The shake table is one of the many hands-on activities found within the science educational programs at UC Berkeley's public science center, the Lawrence Hall of Science. For more information on current offerings visit http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org.


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BEAR Earthquake Preparedness Video

See the earthquake preparedness video for undergraduate students on the UC Berkeley campus. This video was put together by students in a Freshman Seminar given by Profs. Richard Allen and Barbara Romanowicz.


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Paleoseismic Trenching Video

SDSU Seismologist Pat Williams explains paleoseismic trenching.


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Earthquake Early Warning Video

UC Berkeley seismologist Dr. Richard Allen answers questions about earthquake early warning.


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The Hayward Fault on the UC Berkeley Campus

UC Berkeley seismologist Dr. Peggy Hellweg leads a tour of the Hayward Fault's path through Memorial Stadium.


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Seismometer and Model Demonstrations

Watch as the BSL's Dr. Peggy Hellweg records her own "earthquake" on our paper drum recorder, explains how a seismometer works, demonstrates a "stick-slip" fault stress model, and creates earthquakes in two miniature towns.



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Earthscope Video

The BSL's Dr. Richard Allen talks about the EarthScope project.


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Doug Dreger Explains the USGS Hayward Fault Simulation

UC Berkeley seismologist Dr. Doug Dreger explains the USGS Hayward Fault M7.0 earthquake simulation.


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The USGS Hayward Fault Simulation

The USGS Hayward Fault M7.0 earthquake simulation. (Click here to view more USGS Hayward Fault earthquake simulations.)


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BSL/LLNL Hayward Fault Simulation

A Hayward Fault simulation animation by Dr. Shawn Larsen of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Dr. Doug Dreger of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.


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Strike-slip Fault Animation

Strike-slip fault animation by the BSL outreach team.


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Tectonic History of the Pacific Plate

This animation by Dr. Tanya Atwater of UC Santa Barbara is also available with written narration highlighting the different geological processes at play. Under her direction, The Educational Multimedia Visualization Center at UCSB has created many other beautiful geologic visualizations.


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SCEC USEIT Bay Area Earthquakes Animation

Fly-through of Bay Area seismicity by Roque Quiroz of SCEC


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1989 Loma Prieta Quake

1995 Kobe, Japan Quake

East Bay Science Cafe - The Next Big Earthquake in Our Backyard

1995 Kobe, Japan Quake

The USGS Hayward Fault Simulation

The USGS Hayward Fault M7.0 earthquake simulation. (Click here to view more USGS Hayward Fault earthquake simulations.)


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Strike-slip Fault Animation from SCEC

Click here to view animation (From SCEC)

Strike-slip Fault Animation

Strike-slip fault animation by the BSL outreach team.


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Links to More Videos

1906 earthquake aftermath Newly restored film showing the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Bay Bridge shaking scenario animation from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (.mov format, for Quicktime). View more LLNL quake simulations.

YouTube video of the 2009 Lawson Lecture by Chris Poland, Degenkolb Engineers: Building Resilient Communities: Fresh Challenges for Earthquake Professionals

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