Get a new perspective on earthquakes with this rich collection of multimedia resources. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next one.
Fault: A fracture in the rocks that make up the Earth’s crust
Epicenter: The point at the surface of the Earth above the focus
Plates: Massive rocks that make up the outer layer of the Earth’s surface and whose movement along faults triggers earthquakes
Seismic waves: Waves that transmit the energy released by an earthquake
Focus (Hypocenter): The point within the Earth where an earthquake rupture starts