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SCEC Animations and Movies
Movies made with the SCEC-VDO software. A beta version of this software can be downloaded at www.scec.org/SCEC-VDO.
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Magnitude 9.0 Japan Earthquake, 3/11/11
3D animation of foreshocks, mainshock, and aftershocks through March 22 (SCEC) (YouTube)

Magnitude 6.3 New Zealand Earthquake, 2/21/11
3D animation of foreshocks, mainshock, and aftershocks from 8/1/10 through 4/8/11 (SCEC) (YouTube)

SCEC_VDO_fault_model_57mb.mov
57.2 MB Quicktime Movie
A movie made using the SCEC-VDO software showing a 3D animation of the SCEC Community Fault Model (over 150 major faults of Southern California). The movie highlights the San Andreas and Puente Hills faults.

SCEC_VDO_2_types_of_faults.mov
19.1 MB Quicktime Movie
This educational movie made using SCEC-VDO shows the differences between strike-slip faults and thrust faults in southern California.

SCEC_VDO_seven_days_small.mov
9.3 MB Quicktime Movie
Another SCEC-VDO movie showing two approx. magnitude 5 earthquakes that occurred within seven days in Southern California. The second earthquake is on or near the San Andreas fault and led to concern of a much larger earthquake (that did not happen).

SCEC_VDO_block_regions.mov
33.4 MB Quicktime Movie
This SCEC-VDO movie shows how faults are bounding surfaces of micro-blocks of the earth's crust.

Movies made as part of the TeraShake program (www.scec.org/terashake)

TeraShake_Dynamic_Rupture.mov
5 MB Quicktime Movie
This is an animation showing the rupture velocities of a dynamic rupture model of a magnitude 7.7 on the southernmost San Andreas fault.

TeraShake2.2_surface_Vmag_1024.mov
45.8 MB Quicktime Movie
A visualization of the TeraShake simulation showing surface instantaneous velocity magnitude as the fault ruptures from south to north.

TeraShake2.2_surface_Vcumu_1280.mov
10.8 MB Quicktime Movie
A visualization of the TeraShake simulation showing surface cumulative velocity magnitude as the fault ruptures from south to north.

TeraShake_Velocity_3D.mov
10.4 MB Quicktime Movie
A 3D visualization of the TeraShake simulation showing surface instantaneous velocity magnitude plotted as vertical perturbations of togography, as the fault ruptures from south to north.

TeraShake2.2_vol_vy_1920.mov
27.2 MB Quicktime Movie
A volumetric view of the TeraShake simulation showing surface and full subsurface ground motion animations as the fault ruptures from south to north.

TeraShake_vmag-sidebyside_1280.mov
14 MB Quicktime Movie
The two views in this movie show the cumulative velocities for a San Andreas earthquake TeraShake simulation, rupturing south to north and north to south. The crosshairs pinpoint the peak velocity magnitude as the simulation progresses.

Other animations

Puente_Hills_Earthquake.mov
22.3 MB Quicktime Movie
3D visualization of ground motion during a magnitude 7.4 earthquake on the Puente Hills fault.





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