News footage and eye witness accounts of events surrounding the 1989 Santa Cruz earthquake. Graphic diagrams provide further explanation.

Students could produce their own series of annotated diagrams showing the cause of different types of earthquake and using some of the terms featured in the film. Use the Santa Cruz earthquake as a case study for comparison with earthquakes in less economically developed countries. Consider differences and similarities in primary and secondary effects, and in responses. Investigate what lessons were learned from the Santa Cruz earthquake and whether resultant changes to earthquake management have had an impact on more recent earthquakes.