Detailing the 1971 Sen Frendando Valley Earthquakes
About How Earthquakes Work and How We Can Build
to Prevent Damage From California Earthquakes
Earthquakes and man's attempts to saefly live with these unpredictible
and destructive events has been a lifelong search.
This collection of two films takes you on an in depth look at the
San Fernando Valley earthquake of 1971 and looks at how men are
fighting back at earthquakes with new construction techniques.
The run time of this collection is 56 minutes and is comprised
of the following films:
The first film is titled Earthquate and was released in 1973 by
the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This film portrays San Fernando
Valley earthquake of Feb. 1971 in Sylmar, California. It includes
great footage of the disaster, rescue operations and detailed reporting
of actual events during and after the event.
The second film is titled Men, Steel and Earthquakes from the 1960s.
It was produced by Bethlehem Steel Corp. This film examines how
seismic forces are measured and why some buildings collapse during
an earthquake, while others receive little or no damage. It makes
good use of animated drawings to show the way an earthquake works
to cause effects at the surface and shows the actual destruction
caused by earthquakes in detail. It also details best practices
building techniques to build a secure earthquake resistant building.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD