Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Shock Waves - the documentary

Shock Waves, is a 46-minute Emmy nominated documentary film, made to commemorate the centenary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is available to be viewed online on the USGS website (a decent internet connection is required).

The documentary includes historical footage, computer animations and interviews with earthquake scientists and engineers. It explains how the 1906 event spurred the birth of modern day seismology, and gives details on what we have learned since then, and what we hope to learn from current seismological experiments.

This is one of the best earthquake documentaries I have seen yet. It has received recognition as an outstanding documentary in the 2006 Telly awards.

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