The San Andreas Fault: Disaster About to Strike | How the Earth Was Made | Full Episode | History

Nov 21, 2020
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The San Andreas Fault runs roughly 800 miles through some of the most valuable real estate in the world. The southern section hasn't had a significant quake for over 300 years. Find out more in Season 1, Episode 1, "San Andreas Fault." #HowtheEarthWasMade
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  • People it's going to happen, the point is when. I pray for those people, may God be with you all.

    Lee JacksonLee Jackson3 hours ago
  • Blame Joe Biden. Beginning of the end

    Justin RosebushJustin Rosebush5 hours ago
  • By all means just kill me now earth.

    Anthony LopezAnthony Lopez10 hours ago
  • Alot more happening during this...that fireman even said the complete silence that follows... Like the sonic boom theory

    Rusty WilliamsRusty Williams11 hours ago
  • mother earth is moving now 2021 🤔peace on 🌎

    RiSKeY VietsRiSKeY VietsDay ago
  • You build and live where earthquakes are %100 and your surprised when it happens..

    Patrick BarnesPatrick BarnesDay ago
  • Hopefully it strikes again soon and sends that EVIL state sinking to the bottom of the ocean...Hopefully the normal people can escape..

    Fedupwithfed foreverFedupwithfed foreverDay ago
  • I don’t know why someone would venture to predict “2,000 deaths will occur.”. They are predicting the quake to be so great to the densely populated LA area so 2,000 is really minimizing things don’t you think?

    MrScottie68MrScottie68Day ago
  • All i know is that if you have a property at LA you might fine your property at San Francisco. That will be a disaster since you will lose your investment.

    Adelaida HansenAdelaida HansenDay ago
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    Dennis BriceDennis BriceDay ago
  • Its going to happen alot sooner that all that is listed below!

    RUTHANN SMITHRUTHANN SMITH2 days ago
  • Cluster of quakes near Hollister this weekend...

    Drax68Drax682 days ago
  • Hollister is such a backwards place to live, moved there freshman year and the people were annoying affff

    LOPILOPI2 days ago
  • I wonder how this is going to affect Mexico

    Simone CasillasSimone Casillas2 days ago
  • Its about to hit because Democraps are evil.

    Paul OldfieldPaul Oldfield2 days ago
  • Goodbye Californiacation

    Craig LittlefieldCraig Littlefield2 days ago
  • TODAY WE HAD ONE

    AngelAngel3 days ago
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    Randy CampbellRandy Campbell3 days ago
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    Randy CampbellRandy Campbell3 days ago
  • I live in Oregon, man this is scary... 😅

    Aoba MoansAoba Moans3 days ago
  • Earth is 4.5 billion years old. LOL, LOL, LOL. 200 million years ago.......ROFL! Science is fraud. This rock I found is 2.7 million years old. What if it's only 2.6 million years old? You, in all your intellect, just barely missed it by 100,000 years. CLOSE!

    E RobE Rob3 days ago
    • Are you ok?

      ADHD PsychoXADHD PsychoX3 days ago
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    Mary GortonMary Gorton3 days ago
  • I grew up in the bay area, I have heard this story ALL my life , as a child during quakes I was always told THIS one is not the big one! LOL

    C MontC Mont3 days ago
  • 2021 and hopefully Nancy P will be there.

    Que ZippleQue Zipple3 days ago
  • Northridge Earthquake of 94 was moderate in strength but due to the type of rock that ruptured it had the fastest ground acceleration on record. There were no “waves” with this one...It felt like a jackhammer.

    Scott SmithScott Smith3 days ago
  • Imagine stepping on one of the cracks and it triggers the entire disaster earthquake 😂😂

    Omm.Sa1oOmm.Sa1o4 days ago
  • The horrible polyester functionally describe because side characteristically grip for a dangerous fowl. cooing, screeching hood

    Denox PauloDenox Paulo4 days ago
  • Geoligist here. We in the scientific community, have been discussing for years if we should re-name this fault line. Ladies and gentlemen , I give to you, TRUMP'S FAULT!

    John HuddyJohn Huddy4 days ago
  • The symptomatic skiing ganguly slip because sardine aboaly ruin abaft a free maria. third, nine shame

    Peotone BaocePeotone Baoce4 days ago
  • I do not believe have the stuff they say to be true

    Perry ReaschPerry Reasch4 days ago
  • When I was a child we were taught to laugh at Chicken Little. According to the Communist left only mankind can change the Earth. So of course mankind must be tightly controlled by a few globalist elites.

    Mitchel R********Mitchel R********4 days ago
  • Sink California and be done with that parasite on this country

    Gary HollandGary Holland4 days ago
  • Is no one gonna metion gta San andreas

    Sometimes ClanSometimes Clan4 days ago
  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.

    G HallG Hall5 days ago
  • Please take all the people with you. California is a cess pool!

    Dustin BridgesDustin Bridges5 days ago
  • What would happen if a terrorist put huge amounts of explosives in the fault itself and detonated it? Would it cause an earthquake?

    John GizziJohn Gizzi5 days ago
  • When it happens the rest of us will get to wave good by demon rats swim or drown

    Danny KingDanny King5 days ago
  • Hope I get to see it happen, it would be way cool.

    Russ FoltsRuss Folts5 days ago
  • You need to learn how to pronounce Marin country.

    Sean TarrSean Tarr5 days ago
  • I appreciate the theories. Have to chuckle though at all the things we think we know. Can’t wait to meet a God and ask Him.

    Prayerfully Blessed Mama317Prayerfully Blessed Mama3175 days ago
  • I hope Pelosi is home when this happens!!!!

    William StiversWilliam Stivers5 days ago
  • Rapture,7yr tribulation,second coming of Jesus with his saints.dont miss the Ark of safety

    Anon ViewAnon View5 days ago
    • Pay no attention to Jesus's promise that he would return during the lifetime of his apostles. Also disregard the fact that the gospels were written by anonymous authors decades after Jesus's death, and were written in Greek (a language that Jesus and his apostles didn't speak) Also ignore all of the characteristics of Jesus which mirror the characteristics of dozens of other supernatural deities invented prior to the time of Jesus. And don't forget to completely gloss over all of the evil committed by or condoned by the God of the bible. Combine all of that ignorance together along with a refusal to study science or bible history and a dedication to excuse any and all bible contradictions, and you might be able to retain your belief in Jesus. 🙏 Best of luck!

      Navi BlueNavi Blue2 days ago
    • Jesus has nothing to deal with this it is all about science science are facts religion is an opinion

      Chris TurnerChris Turner2 days ago
    • Lol

      Chknball18Chknball182 days ago
  • This could be the year the rapture takes place. Israel's 73rd birthday is May14,2021.add 7 yrs. For the tribulation puts Israel at 80.this generation?to see all things fulfilled?we are in the season for it,the church doors are all about closed from 2020 virus.the end of the church age is about over.the church,bride of christ,are going to be rescued soon.

    Anon ViewAnon View5 days ago
  • How many Californians will say an earthquake is "kind of fun"? or anyone?

    Sunshine howardSunshine howard5 days ago
  • So many of you don't believe in God because people have told you he's false or not real. You people are whom we pray for. If God is not real why do they have satanic structures set up all over the world like, New York City in 2016 resurrected the Gate of Baal. In 2016 many US states and democrat-run cities have statues of Baphemot put up for PUBLIC display. Please WAKE UP Brothers and Sisters

    I'M MeI'M Me6 days ago
  • Well if the Vatican would show the people the tablets that they have stored in the basement we would no more

    I'M MeI'M Me6 days ago
  • Well, if California dropped into the ocean, hopefully that worthless Democrat Pelosi will go with it. I would hate to see innocent people die, but the liberals won't be no loss to the country.

    Joe Bite MeJoe Bite Me6 days ago
  • Seriously, after so many decades of proof that carbon dating is a bad joke at best, why are these people still trying to convince us that its legit? Oh yeah! Because, political agenda!

    Korak ThekillerKorak Thekiller6 days ago
  • Lies. Lies. Lies. This planet is NOT billions of years old. This channel is a joke.

    Toree JohnsToree Johns6 days ago
  • the North American craeton border is Yellowstone supervolcano, down to nm, then Texas, Waco, Dallas then the new madrid earthquake disaster area then the Appalachians, then near Utica NY, everything west of Colorado is more like a smashed car windshield, not really a "north american plate"

    racer83racingracer83racing7 days ago
  • Time to buy home insurance for earthquake

    Becca LBecca L7 days ago
  • We should only be so lucky.

    evisceroeviscero7 days ago
  • I'm 69 yrs old, when I was 11 my buddies and I would Play in the fault just 200 yards behind our suburban homes. Not Knowing.

    Edgar DietrichEdgar Dietrich7 days ago
  • We need to followup with Earth quake .or we fall from another curse for mankind.awe

    Usoalii TaamuUsoalii Taamu7 days ago
  • 2021 is off to the kinda start where I’d believe that the eruption would be this year

    Steel CurtainSteel Curtain7 days ago
  • Maybe the next big one was swollen newsome here’s hoping

    Victor HarveyVictor Harvey7 days ago
  • Sounds like folks in Las Vegas will have beachfront property

    Richard SmithRichard Smith7 days ago
  • Hope Cali and all the libs fall inti the ocean 🌊

    What Fred SaidWhat Fred Said7 days ago
  • "It could be any time". Fffsstt, glug glug glug, burrrp. rinse repeat. Wait for this old show to be shown in 20 years... The New Remastered version... But I wouldn't live anywhere closer then the Eastern Cascades, here in Oregon...

    Patrick CooperPatrick Cooper7 days ago
  • Disaster for a place that is ALREADY a disaster....interesting.

    Carl GochicoaCarl Gochicoa7 days ago
  • If California breaks off and disappears into the ocean no one is gonna miss it.

    Orie CipollaroOrie Cipollaro7 days ago
  • I have lived on the island of Mindanao in Southeast Asia, Earthquakes several times a year. Almost always someone died along with property damage. I always ran outside even at night.

    Jerry DayJerry Day8 days ago
  • I AM NEAR 40 YRS OLD I HAVE NEVER FELT A EARTHQUAKE IN MY LIFE AND I LIVE IN THE 916 HOW LUCKY AM I

    junior Geejunior Gee8 days ago
  • SO EHY HASN'T THE US MEX BORDER FENCE WALL MOVED. IT GOES DOWN UNDER GROUND OR WHY?

    junior Geejunior Gee8 days ago
  • I was literally born in California and never did I ever know that earthquakes were a huge problem here.. Why is this my first time hearing about the San Andreas fault?

    Vic SVic S9 days ago
  • Why can't I they find a way to fix the fall line under California.?????.if they know that there is a problem under there they should try to fix it mankind should be working on that problem for centuries but they don't seem to do nothing about it why not what is the problem.???

    tim Langdontim Langdon9 days ago
  • This is all theory not proven fact... Only God knows the truth they don't they're clueless or how it all began.

    tim Langdontim Langdon9 days ago
  • *I would not live out there for rent free, not under them conditions anyway. Stay safe west coast it's going to be BAD*

    Running BearRunning Bear9 days ago
  • I used to live in Palmdale,like a few blocks away from the San Andreas Fault... I moved out about 2 years ago 😁✌

    joel ruizjoel ruiz9 days ago
  • California couldn't fall in tbe ocean quick enough.

    Bob NeuendorfBob Neuendorf9 days ago
  • @04:55 The fence example showing an 8-ft shift looks fake. The grass underneath the fence looks even, undisturbed.

    LoELoE10 days ago
  • Yet people continue to live there. They know it's coming but they don't care. So when it happens, I don't want to hear jack from California. Get your family and yourselves in a more stable environment. How simple is that? At least get several miles inside the American Plate of the San Andreas Fault. I live in Myrtle Beach, but I'm several miles from the coast. I don't have to worry about storm surge during a hurricane. And I did this on purpose because planning ahead will save your life. They just built 2 new nfl stadiums. And where were they built? Close to the fault line.

    W. Allen CaddellW. Allen Caddell10 days ago
  • The Rams and Chargers will move again

    W. Allen CaddellW. Allen Caddell10 days ago
  • Hopefully Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters will still be living to take them out. Can anyone say exactly what good either of them has done? They've been in congress before electricity was installed.

    W. Allen CaddellW. Allen Caddell10 days ago
  • But have they done a plan for when there is a pandemic with most of there hospitals filled with sick people already and having to take on those injured from the big one. It would be very devastating if it were to happen this year

    Cold RedCold Red10 days ago
  • GOOD RIDDANCE 🤣

    MYA ATHEIST 2MYA ATHEIST 211 days ago
  • "Hudnut"

    Mr. DALEMr. DALE11 days ago
  • Fingers crossed that it happens soon and wipe LA off the face of the earth!

    Brendon B.Brendon B.11 days ago
  • I wonder if they have a doctor Koctow🤔

    James JonesJames Jones11 days ago
  • Guess what

    I love my cat MiloI love my cat Milo11 days ago
  • Did anyone else realize these ads had a video in it

    Candi ManCandi Man12 days ago
  • The truth is, San Andreas has a estimated max quake of about 8.3, whereas, the Cascadian Fault, that is the one to be concerned about...Max more like 10. With each point on the Richter scale being ten times stronger....

    Michael HarringtonMichael Harrington12 days ago
  • 2021 says thanks for the idea.

    C. RC. R12 days ago
  • LA and SF will not be missed. Hope you communists can swim real good!

    Dan BertucciDan Bertucci12 days ago
  • Lord Bless Us All

    Gabriela HernandezGabriela Hernandez13 days ago
  • Been binging these over quarantine while playing drawing. Pretty fun.

    YourSuperDuperGay !YourSuperDuperGay !13 days ago
  • Istanbul is also standing on shakey ground.

    Cherie est bienCherie est bien13 days ago
  • Wow, so dramatic. Californian's live in CONSTANT peril. Come on History Channel, stop being so dramatic.

    Melissa ClarkMelissa Clark13 days ago
  • I live way too close to the fault line. I should move soon as possible!

    Adri AmaralAdri Amaral13 days ago
  • Hudnut

    Bravo Mike ProphetBravo Mike Prophet14 days ago
  • I was in San Francisco area about 50 miles north of there

    William CrislerWilliam Crisler14 days ago
  • I slept through the 1994 quake ; I was visiting my sister in January and February of that year

    William CrislerWilliam Crisler14 days ago
  • Yes we can

    William CrislerWilliam Crisler14 days ago
  • "When?" My guess is tomorrow.

    lbacker90lbacker9014 days ago
  • It's true not if but when can be soon because of all the active small quakes in the Salton Sea in the last few days 4.0 and less!

    Robert VogelRobert Vogel14 days ago
  • 2021 !

    My AcctMy Acct14 days ago
  • And Chicken Little says the sky is falling too!

    My AcctMy Acct14 days ago
  • If california was sunk into the ocean would the other 381 democrat's grow a brain??

    Rick WaltersRick Walters15 days ago
  • As long as it takes out Pelosi, it will be worth it.

    BrettBrett15 days ago
  • you mean man made global warming is not the end all to be all????? fake news tells us it is.

    Gary PorterGary Porter15 days ago
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