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Earthquake effects on the ground and civil structures, and their computer animation by Tau Rho Alpha, Robert A. Page, and Leslie C. Gordon.
Our restless planet at the time of a major earthquake: Savage Earth animation from PBS online.
Earthquake Image Glossary by USGS, Earthquake Hazards Program.
 ShakeZone classroom exercises that use the shake table which was designed and built by John Lahr with an expert advice from Tom Tompkins. 
Comparative shake table testing of two building models, one of them is equipped with a new earthquake protective system called Seismic Soil Isolation (CSUN).
It is possible to curb resonant amplifications of earthquake vibrations by the way of properly configuring a building elevation (CSUN).
Comparative shake table testing of two building models, one of them is equipped with a new earthquake protective system called Earthquake Protective Buffer (CSUN).
Three action exhibits related to the building performance at earthquakes are now on public display at the Denver Federal Center's Earth Science Information Center. 
Earthquake Simulator Laboratory at UC Berkeley investigates the progressive collapse of reinforced concrete buildings during earthquakes.
 Shake table testing of a 6-story building model placed on the seismic base isolators called Earthquake Protectors (students research at CSULB and CSUN).
A full-scale three-story woodframe apartment building was subjected to a series of powerful shake tests (University of California, Berkeley).
Make-a-Quake from TLC: an interactive animation on engineering a building to outlast the "Big One" by Patrick J. Kiger.
Kobe Earthquake of January 17, 1995 (Japan): QuickTime video clip of the quake and its devastations in progress.
Tsunami-like impact video footage of a tidal wave in China: a powerful surge of water overtops a sea wall and knocks down everything in its path (USC).
Comparative shake table testing of two building models: one of them is fixed to the platen while the other is resting on Earthquake Protectors (CSUN-NEES-UCSD).
Email questions on ShakeZone for Kids to Dr. Valentin Shustov at valentin.shustov@csun.edu
You may also visit the Department of CE&AM's research Web Page
Links to Relevant Online Resources:
Underwater Quake Simulation
Visualizations of Tsunami (USC)
This page was last updated on 21 December 2006