SAN ANDREAS (2015): A Seismologist’s Thoughts on the Film’s Accuracy

Seismologist Lucy Jones thoughts on San Andreas‘ Accuracy. With Brad Peyton‘s San Andreas (2015) premiering today in US theaters, questions on its scientific accuracy have been raised. Many of those questions, the film’s key plot points, and set pieces have been addressed by U.S. Geological Survey Seismologist Lucy Jones. American astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson started this commentary trend with Titanic, Gravity, and Interstellar, and it shows no signs of abating. Like Tyson, Jones has released her thoughts via Twitter.

Dr. Lucy Jones on San Andreas’ Accuracy

So it wasn’t all bad. Basically, San Andreas is scientifically accurate when it can be and not accurate when the plot of the film needs something specific to happen.

We previously published these San Andreas articles:

San Andreas stars Archie Panjabi, Will Yun Lee, Kylie Minogue, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Alexandra Daddario, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd, Morgan Griffin, Vanessa Ross, Matt Gerald, Marissa Neitling, and Alec Utgoff.

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Source: Twitter, Slashfilm, LA Observed


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