Fremont Earthquake Exhibit
This animation can give
you an idea of what the exhibit looked like. The new one that is
planned will be bigger but basically show the subsurface feature.
Imagine you are lying on a couch watching television. Suddenly the television set starts to rattle back and forth. At first you think it must be a large truck or a low flying plane. However, instead of fading away, the shaking gets stronger. Books and pictures start falling off the walls. Maybe they fall on you. You try to stand, but the shaking is so strong that you cannot balance yourself. You end up on the floor and you hide under a strong table. A loud roaring noise vibrates in your ears, almost deafening. The power goes out. The television falls over. You hear dishes breaking in the kitchen. The room fills with dust. Gradually the shaking stops, and you can stand up again. You run outside. Trees have fallen over. Power lines litter the street. A nearby building has collapsed.
Experiencing an earthquake of Magnitude 7 is one of the most frightening events you may ever experience. Being prepared helps to save property and lives.