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Predicting Impacts of Massive Earthquakes


Modeling the expected ground motions of large earthquakes that threaten Southern California-the "big one"- can lead to better building designs and emergency planning. In a large-scale collaboration, TeraShake simulations, run with a model developed by researchers from the Southern California Earthquake Center and using computing, data, and visualization resources of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, show a magnitude 7.7 earthquake simulation on the southern San Andreas Fault as it unleashes its phenomenal power in the Los Angeles basin.
Image courtesy of Amit Chourasia, SDSC Visualization Services
Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

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Additional info:Visit the Terashake sections of SDSC's Visualization Services website for a host of additional earthquake simulation images and videos.


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