Detailing the 1971 Sen Fernando Valley Earthquakes and Details About How Earthquakes Work and How We Can Build to Prevent Damage From California Earthquakes
Earthquakes and man's attempts to safely live with these unpredictable 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 Earthquake 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