San Andreas Fault Documentary

This San Andreas Fault documentary chronicles our growing knowledge of the fault since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Recent quakes and the science of plate tectonics is discussed. The San Andreas Fault runs roughly 810 miles through California and forms the tectonic boundary between the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate.

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 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Footage

The utter destruction seen in the 2015 movie San Andreas is more in line with the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake than others in more recent years. Over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed and approximately 3,000 people lost their lives. However, it was not the magnitude 7.8 (approx.) earthquake and its aftershocks that caused most of the damage. It has been estimated that the subsequent fires that burned out of control for three days accounted for up to 90% of the total devastation. This 1906 San Francisco earthquake footage shows the survivors amid the smoldering ruins.

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 1989 San Francisco Earthquake Footage

This video features footage from the October 17, 1989 San Francisco earthquake, commonly referred to as the San Francisco-Oakland earthquake or the Loma Prieta earthquake. It occurred during a live broadcast of the 1989 World Series at Candlestick Park. Damage included the collapse of an upper deck section of the Bay Bridge and the catastrophic collapse of the upper level of the Cypress Street Viaduct, which claimed 42 lives.

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 San Andreas Movie Trailer

Watch the San Andreas movie trailer for the film starring Dwayne Johnson as rescue-chopper pilot Ray Gaines, who must find and save his wife and daughter amid the chaos of a major California earthquake.

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 San Andreas Movie Without the CGI

If the San Andreas movie was made without the help of computers, this is what it would look like. These clips show you various movie scenes before the CGI was added. They're not nearly as impressive as the finished product, but they still look pretty cool.


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