This virtual exhibit shows 3D animations of 16 potential earthquakes comparable to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Each 3D animation shows the faults of Southern California, highlights the source fault for each potential earthquake, shows the ShakeMap of expected shaking levels, and then overlays the likely casualties and economic losses that may result.
Southern California Shakeout
This simulation is based on a magnitude 7.8 scenario earthquake on the San Andreas fault in Southern California. It demonstrates the severity of ground shaking and shows seismic waves radiating outward from the fault as the rupture propagates towards the northwest.