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Videos available at the Learning Studio

The earthquake is coming!

Judy Woodruff

Looks at the geological reasons why "when people hear 'earthquake,' they think 'California'." Seen after the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, these 1987 predictions of the "inevitable Big One before 2000" illustrate well the tension between preparedness and denial.

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Killer quake!

written and produced by Robert Dean for Nova

This biography of the Los Angeles/Northridge quake of 1994 includes not just the expected news footage of the aftermath (fires, broken watermains, collapsed freeways) but the quake as it's actually happening, captured by home videos and store security cameras.

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