Puente Hills Earthquake Animation Movie

Puente Hills Wave Propagation Simulation. Animation showing the propagation of ground motions across the Los Angeles Basin. (Image Credit: Robert Graves (USGS), Amit Chourasia Steve Cutchin (SDSC))

TeraShake Earthquake Animation Movie

TeraShake 2.1 Simulation with Narration – Overview of the earthquake hazards using TeraShake ground motion simulation. Animation shows both map-based views and volume-based visualizations of wavefield. Image Credit: Kim Olsen (SDSU), Amit Chourasia Steve Cutchin (SDSC))

ShakeOut Simulation

Shakeout Map View – ShakeOut earthquake animation showing ground motions in a map view. (Image Credit: Robert Graves (USGS), Amit Chourasia, Yifeng Cui (SDSC), Geoff Ely, Philip Maechling (SCEC)

TeraShake Rupture Directivity Comparison

Comparison of Velocity Magnitudes For TeraShake Ruptures – This animation compares two equivalent TeraShake Ruptures on the San Andreas Fault. Both ruptures are identical except for the slip direction. This animation shows multiple variables in an understandable way including location and magnitude of the instantaneous peak velocity in both ruptures, the distribution and magnitude of peak ground motions for both ruptures, and the rupture and wave propagation time and duration. (Image Credit: Amit Chourasia, Steve Cutchin, Marcio Faerman (SDSC))

M8 Earthquake Simulation – Map View

M8 Wave Propagation Map View Movie (Image Credit: Amit Chourasia, Steve Cutchin, Yifeng Cui (SDSC), Kim Olsen (SDSU)

M8 Perspective

M8 Perspective – Animation showing the north to south M8 California earthquake rupture, with a perspective above the fault. The amplitude of the ground motion is shown as exaggerated topography. The animation shows a seismic shock waves is formed at the rupture front, and a strong stopping pulse as the rupture ends south of the Salton Sea. (Image Credit: Amit Chourasia, Steve Cutchin, Yifeng Cui (SDSC), Kim Olsen (SDSU))

M8 Volume Wave Propagation Movie

GlyphSea Narrated Animation of M8 – Narrated animation showing GlyphSea vector visualization technique applied to M8 ground motion simulation data. (Image Credit: Emmett McQuinn (UCSD), Amit Chourasia (SDSC)

Northridge Earthquake at Pacoima

EQ_Northridge_Site_Pacoima – Simulation showing the effects of ground motions on objects in Pacoima, about 12km from epicenter of Northridge Earthquake. The animation was created by retrieving the observed ground motions from a Pacoima strong motion station for the Northridge earthquake, then inputting these seismograms into a scene containing everyday objects, and using a physics-engine to show the results of the ground motions on the objects. (Image Credit: Philip Maechling (SCEC))

18 Story Steel Frame Building Response to M8 Ground Motions

Building Response Animation (M8 at Northridge) – Animation of response of a 18 story steel frame building to M8 ground motions in Northridge California.(Credit: Swaminathan Krishnan (Caltech), Sandarsh Kumar, Philip Maechling (SCEC))

Regional Building Response to M8 Wave Propagation Movie

M8 Building Response for Multiple Sites in Los Angeles – Animation showing response of multiple 18 story steel frame buildings to M8 ground motion simulation data. (Image Credit: Amit Chourasia (SDSC), Swami Krishan (Caltech), Phil Maechling (SCEC)