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Title Comment Keywords
Geologic Maps n.a. / n.a. geologic map, landslide, groundwater, earthquake, mineral, vegetation, fault, strike, dip, map key, legend, map symbol, map color, geologic unit, geologic age, contact, fold
Joshua Tree National Park on Shaky Ground n.a. / n.a. Joshua Tree, earthquake, fault, seismology, seismogram, intensity, magnitude, epicenter, focus, seismograph
Plate Tectonics n.a. / n.a. plate tectonics, crust, mantle, core, plate, plate boundary, divergent plate boundary, convergent plate boundary, transform plate boundary, lithosphere, asthenosphere, earthquake, subduction zone
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument n.a. / n.a. Sunset Crater, volcano, cinder cone, lava, seismology, volcanology, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, earthquake, seismogram
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country n.a. / n.a. earthquake, fault, safety, aftershock, foreshock, mainshock, magnitude, earthquake myths, San Andreas Fault, Southern California
Savage Earth n.a. / n.a. hazard, earthquake, volcano, plate tectonics
Down to Earth 30 minutes / n.a. geologist, volcanic eruption, resource, landslide, groundwater, earthquake, California, "Solar System", life
Convection 03:16 - 03:38 (00:22) / 0.4 MB convection, "internal heat engine", earthquake, volcano
The Threat of Earthquakes 16:59 - 17:53 (00:54) / 1.6 MB earthquake, "San Francisco", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "Santa Cruz", "earthquake prediction"
Earthquake Preparation 18:57 - 20:22 (01:25) / 1.9 MB "earthquake preparation", "earthquake prediction", earthquake, "Gary Ernst", "earthquake resistant", "building code"
What Geologists Study 22:27 - 23:16 (00:49) / 1.2 MB "James Sadd", "geologic hazard", earthquake, "volcanic eruption", landslide, environment, geologist
Differentiation 11:36 - 12:05 (00:29) / 0.9 MB "James Sadd", differentiation, volcano, earthquake, ocean, atmosphere, "magnetic field"
Earth is Alive 20:24 - 20:47 (00:23) / 0.7 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", "radioactive decay", earthquake, volcano, life, ocean, atmosphere, water
Convection 21:43 - 22:32 (00:49) / 1.1 MB convection, mantle, earthquake, volcano, mountain
Earth's Interior 30 minutes / n.a. magnetism, "magnetic field", mantle, "seismic wave", ophiolite, "magnetic reversal", earthquake, "continental crust", geophysics, gravity
Geophysical methods 02:00 - 02:37 (00:37) / 0.5 MB geophysics, seismic, earthquake, temperature, "James Sadd", "magnetic field", magnetics, gravity, modeling
Loma Prieta earthquake 02:37 - 03:26 (00:49) / 0.6 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake, "San Francisco Bay Area", "Santa Cruz"
P-Waves and S-Waves 12:56 - 14:04 (01:08) / 1.2 MB earthquake, P-wave, S-wave, "seismic wave", "primary wave", "secondary wave"
P-Wave Shadow Zone 14:04 - 14:56 (00:52) / 0.7 MB "P-wave shadow zone", P-wave, refraction, earthquake
Surf's Up! n.a. / n.a. tsunami, wave, volcanic eruption, landslide, earthquake, impact, hazard
Tsunami Attack n.a. / n.a. tsunami, hazard, earthquake, subduction zone
Introduction to Plate Tectonics 00:40 - 01:29 (00:49) / 0.6 MB introduction, "James Sadd", "Solar System", Earth, planet, earthquake, ocean, volcano, glaciation, "plate tectonics", landform
Theory of Plate Tectonics 01:29 - 02:15 (00:46) / 0.5 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics", crust, continent, mantle, collision, "ocean basin", orogeny, mountain, volcano, eruption, earthquake, landform
Transform Faults 18:24 - 19:31 (01:07) / 0.6 MB "J. Tuzo Wilson", "Lynn Sykes", earthquake, fault, "mid-oceanic ridge", "sea floor spreading", "mid-Atlantic ridge", "transform fault"
Conclusion 25:47 - 26:59 (01:12) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", "sea floor spreading", "plate tectonics", "global model", "crustal dynamics", "Theory of Plate Tectonics", theory, geology, earthquake, volcanism, mountain, "ocean basin", plate, Earth, mechanism, mantle, geologist
Plate Dynamics 30 minutes / n.a. "plate tectonics", plate, volcano, mantle, convection, subduction, crust, continent, "oceanic crust", orogeny, mountain, earthquake, "convergent plate margin", "hot spot"
Plate Boundaries 01:04 - 02:38 (01:34) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", collision, valley, mountain, plate, crust, continent, "plate margin", earthquake, volcano, "deep-sea trench", "San Andreas Fault", California, "North American Plate", "Pacific Plate", orogeny, "geologic hazard", oil, "mineral resource", landscape, mechanism
Rift Zone 02:59 - 04:01 (01:02) / 1.4 MB "plate tectonics", "convergent plate margin", Iceland, "mid-Atlantic ridge", "mid-oceanic ridge", rift, landscape, earthquake, geyser, "hot spring", crust, "lava flow", "volcanic ash", basalt, fissure, volcano, plate, magma, "divergent plate"
Island Arc System 07:45 - 08:41 (00:56) / 0.4 MB "plate tectonics", plate, subduction, trench, earthquake, mantle, crust, basalt, "oceanic crust", pressure, magma, andesite, eruption, "volcanic chain", island, "island arc"
Earthquakes At Convergent Boundaries 09:05 - 09:26 (00:21) / 0.4 MB earthquake, "convergent plate", "divergent plate", subduction, stress, plate, collision, crust, orogeny, mountain, fold, Andes, "continental margin"
Upper and Lower Mantle 18:18 - 19:53 (01:35) / 1.0 MB "Don L. Anderson", mantle, plate, subduction, "Pacific Ocean", earthquake, depth, seismic, convection, viscosity, "mid-oceanic ridge", basalt, lithosphere, "plate tectonics"
Conclusion 25:55 - 26:53 (00:58) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics", modeling, theory, earthquake, volcano, mountain, orogeny, "sea floor spreading", mechanism, plate, "North American Continent", "Pacific Ocean", Rockies, "Alfred Wegener", "continental drift"
The Ring of Fire n.a. / n.a. Ring of Fire, hazard, volcano, earthquake, Mount St. Helens, plate tectonics
Faulted Accreted Terranes 16:45 - 17:18 (00:33) / 0.8 MB "accreted terrane", "ocean basin", continent, fault, earthquake, mountain
Dance of the Continents 25:14 - 26:48 (01:34) / 1.2 MB mountain, orogeny, continent, "oceanic crust", collision, subduction, "convergent plate margin", orogeny, erosion, "convergent plate", supercontinent, Alaska, "sea floor spreading", "strike-slip fault", "North American Continent", "Mediterranean Sea", "ocean basin", Africa, Europe, volcano, earthquake, "James Sadd"
Earth's Structures 30 minutes / n.a. deformation, structure, fold, unconformity, "tectonic activty", "geologic structure", fault, erosion, contact, earthquake, strata, "sedimentary rock", "sea level change", thrust, stress
Rock Fracture 09:56 - 10:36 (00:40) / 0.7 MB structure, "tectonic activity", "James Sadd", fracture, fault, earthquake, deformation
Fault Types 10:36 - 11:36 (01:00) / 1.1 MB structure, "tectonic activity", "James Sadd", fracture, fault, "dip-slip fault", "strike-slip fault", "oblique-slip fault", "left lateral", "right lateral", earthquake, deformation
Dip Slip Fault Types 11:36 - 12:38 (01:02) / 1.2 MB "tectonic activity", "Scott Paterson", fracture, fault, "dip-slip fault", "reverse fault", "normal fault", "thrust fault", "detachment fault", earthquake, deformation
Stresses 12:38 - 13:44 (01:06) / 1.5 MB "tectonic activity", fold, fault, structure, "Scott Paterson", compression, tension, stress, earthquake, deformation
Stress and Strain 13:44 - 14:46 (01:02) / 1.3 MB "tectonic activity", fold, structure, "Dee Trent", compression, tension, stress, strain, "elastic strain", "elastic limit", earthquake, deformation
Stress Types 14:46 - 16:25 (01:39) / 2.2 MB "tectonic activity", fold, structure, "Dee Trent", compression, tension, stress, strain, "elastic strain", "elastic limit", earthquake, deformation
Earthquakes 30 minutes / n.a. earthquake, Parkfield, fault, energy, "San Andreas Fault", magnitude, epicenter, "secondary wave", "Richter Scale", "primary wave", "fault zone", "earthquake prediction", "creep meter", "seismic wave"
Introduction 00:40 - 01:35 (00:55) / 1.3 MB introduction, Mexico, "Will Durand", earthquake
Ancient Myths About Earthquakes 01:35 - 02:10 (00:35) / 0.8 MB myth, animal, earthquake
Causes of Earthquakes 02:10 - 03:26 (01:16) / 1.7 MB "radioactive decay", heat, energy, plate, friction, lithosphere, earthquake, mountain, orogeny, uplift, erosion, river, water, flora, fauna
Destructive Forces of Earthquakes 03:26 - 04:36 (01:10) / 1.4 MB earthquake, "San Andreas Fault", California, plate, "North American Plate", "Pacific Plate", fault, "Richter Scale", Iran, Armenia, China, "James Sadd"
Earthquakes Are Shockwaves 04:36 - 05:06 (00:30) / 0.6 MB earthquake, crust, stress, "fault zone", fault, "James Sadd"
Plate Tectonics As A Source of Stress 05:06 - 05:27 (00:21) / 0.3 MB plate, stress, crust, earthquake, "James Sadd"
Seismic Waves 05:27 - 06:46 (01:19) / 1.6 MB earthquake, energy, "plane of slip", fault, "frictional heat", "seismic wave", "P-wave", "S-wave", "primary wave", "secondary wave", "shear wave", "shear stress", "Dee Trent"
Seismic Wave Velocities 06:46 - 07:36 (00:50) / 1.1 MB earthquake, "P-wave", "S-wave", "primary wave", "secondary wave", epicenter, "Richard Hazlett"
Seismograph and Epicenter 07:36 - 08:31 (00:55) / 1.1 MB seismograph, earthquake, "S-wave", "P-wave", "primary wave", "secondary wave", epicenter, energy, "Richard Hazlett"
Early Earthquake Detection Instruments 08:31 - 09:35 (01:04) / 1.2 MB "James Sadd", earthquake, seismograph, China, "initial ground motion", vibration, "duplex pendulum", "San Francisco Earthquake", strength, duration, epicenter
Charles Richter 09:35 - 10:35 (01:00) / 0.5 MB "Charles Richter", "Richter Scale", earthquake, "ground motion", energy, epicenter, magnitude
Richter Scale 10:35 - 11:20 (00:45) / 1.1 MB "Richter Scale", magnitude, earthquake, "elastic energy", energy
Small Earthquakes 11:20 - 11:51 (00:31) / 0.8 MB "William Bakun", earthquake, magnitude, energy, "Loma Prieta Earthquake"
Large Earthquakes 11:51 - 12:10 (00:19) / 0.9 MB Alaska, earthquake, magnitude, "Richter Scale"
Quakes and Trembles 12:10 - 13:44 (01:34) / 0.7 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake
Types of Ground Vibrations 13:44 - 14:21 (00:37) / 2.1 MB earthquake, "wave period", "natural period", vibration, "primary wave", "secondary wave", "surface wave", "ground motion", epicenter
Natural Periods of Structures During Earthquakes 14:21 - 15:21 (01:00) / 1.5 MB "Mexico City", earthquake, "natural period", "surface wave"
Forecasting Earthquakes 15:21 - 16:20 (00:59) / 1.6 MB Parkfield, earthquake, "San Andreas Fault", magnitude, epicenter, prediction
Structure of the San Andreas Fault 17:35 - 18:25 (00:50) / 1.9 MB Parkfield, "Tom Daley", "San Andreas Fault", "fault structure", "Vibra-seis truck", wave, energy, velocity, "subsurface structure", earthquake
Deep Movements Along the Fault 22:04 - 22:22 (00:18) / 1.6 MB Parkfield, earthquake, groundwater, "San Andreas Fault", "creep meter", stress, fault
Foreshocks 22:22 - 23:17 (00:55) / 0.3 MB Parkfield, foreshock, earthquake
Small Earthquakes 23:17 - 24:30 (01:13) / 1.2 MB earthquake, "Cathleen Aviles", fault, magnitude, "fault zone"
Conclusion 26:29 - 27:30 (01:01) / 1.2 MB earthquake, "San Andreas Fault", crust, "fault zone", "tectonic stress", "earthquake prediction", energy, fault, "James Sadd"
Living With the Earth: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30 minutes / n.a. earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco", "earthquake prediction", magnitude, epicenter, "San Francisco Bay", "San Andreas Fault"
Loma Prieta Earthquake 02:08 - 03:30 (01:22) / 2.9 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco", "Candlestick Park", "World Series", earthquake
Disaster of Enormous Proportions 03:30 - 04:59 (01:29) / 2.5 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco", "Menlo Park", "Richter Scale", USGS, magnitude, "Nimitz Freeway", "Marina District", earthquake
Loma Prieta Earthquake Epicenter 04:59 - 05:58 (00:59) / 1.5 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco", "Santa Cruz Mountains", "Santa Cruz", "Watsonville", "Los Gatos", earthquake
Earthquake Damages 05:58 - 06:58 (01:00) / 1.6 MB earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake"
Disaster Response 06:58 - 07:54 (00:56) / 1.7 MB "Timothy G. Buckhout", earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake"
Relief Organizations 07:54 - 08:45 (00:51) / 1.3 MB earthquake, "relief organization", "Red Cross", "Santa Cruz", "San Francisco"
Rapid Loss of Data 08:45 - 09:34 (00:49) / 1.2 MB "William Bakun", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake, data
USGS Affected By Earthquake 09:34 - 10:50 (01:16) / 1.6 MB "Paul Reasenerg", "William Bakun", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake, USGS
Report of Aftershocks 10:50 - 11:29 (00:39) / 0.7 MB "Paul Reasenerg", earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", aftershock
Surprising Behavior of the San Andreas Fault 11:29 - 12:49 (01:20) / 1.6 MB "William Bakun", geologist, earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", fault, "San Andreas Fault", "strike-slip fault", focus, fissure, landslide
Fault Segments 12:49 - 14:18 (01:29) / 1.9 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco", Oakland, epicenter, "San Andreas Fault", earthquake, "fault segment", magnitude, "earthquake prediction", "North American Plate", "Pacific Plate"
The "Big One" Is Still Coming 14:18 - 15:03 (00:45) / 1.2 MB "William Bakun", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake, "Bay Area"
A Moderate Earthquake 15:03 - 16:20 (01:17) / 2.9 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", earthquake, magnitude, "San Francisco Earthquake", "San Francisco", "Marina District"
Liquefaction 16:20 - 17:47 (01:27) / 2.2 MB "William Bakun", "James Buika", liquefaction, epicenter, earthquake, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco Bay", soil, "ground motion", Embarcadero
Earthquake Prediction Techniques 17:47 - 18:51 (01:04) / 1.7 MB earthquake, "earthquake prediction", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "magnetic field", groundwater, "crustal deformation"
Electromagnetic Earthquake Precursors? 19:33 - 20:58 (01:25) / 1.7 MB "Anthony Frasier-Smith", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "low frequency electromagnetic wave", earthquake, "earthquake prediction"
Dangerous Lack of Planning 20:58 - 22:11 (01:13) / 1.8 MB "Vitelmo Bertero", earthquake, fault, "Hayward Fault", "San Francisco Bay", magnitude, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "University of California", "Berkeley"
Retrofitting Existing Structures 22:11 - 23:18 (01:07) / 2.1 MB "Vitelmo Bertero", earthquake, soil
A Seismic Early Warning System 23:18 - 24:36 (01:18) / 2.3 MB "William Bakun", earthquake, "earthquake prediction", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "seismic wave"
Loma Prieta Earthquake Casualties 24:36 - 25:25 (00:49) / 1.6 MB "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "San Francisco Bay", earthquake
Conclusion 25:25 - 26:55 (01:30) / 2.0 MB "James Sadd", earthquake, "earthquake prediction", liquefaction, epicenter
Earthquake! n.a. / n.a. earthquake, Bolivia
Learning from Earthquakes n.a. / n.a. earthquake, seismology
Quake Prediction n.a. / n.a. earthquake, earthquake prediction, hazard
Build Smart, Not Hard n.a. / n.a. earthquake, hazard, Loma Prieta, San Francisco, seismic engineering
Earth: All Stressed Out n.a. / n.a. plate tectonics, hazard, earthquake
earthquake n.a. / n.a. earthquake
Monitoring Volcanoes 14:44 - 16:10 (01:26) / 3.0 MB "Robert Tilling", volcano, prediction, "ground deformation", uplift, "seismic monitoring", earthquake, magma, fracture
Tsunami 05:49 - 06:54 (01:05) / 1.0 MB "James Sadd", ocean, wave, "seismic sea wave", tsunami, coast, "wave height", "geologic hazard", earthquake, "sea floor", wavelength, "circular orbit", "wave velocity", sediment
Hilo, Hawaii 06:54 - 07:23 (00:29) / 1.2 MB tsunami, Hilo, Hawaii, earthquake, wave, "Pacific Ocean", Alaska, "geologic hazard"
Earthquake Glossary n.a. / n.a. earthquake, glossary
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