Public Safety 101: How California Earthquakes Work

NASA's educational film The Earthquake Below contrasts vibrant scenes from San Francisco in 1975 with dramatic footage of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. It also features some amusingly psychedelic  intro graphics. While FEMA conducts a nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System on November 9, the Atlantic Video channel brings you a selection of archival films about safety through the ages.

For more films from the Internet Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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