Lucy Jones live-tweets and fact-checks “San Andreas”

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A still from the film “San Andreas”

A still from the film “San Andreas”

Hollywood is hoping its latest disaster flick will shake things up at the box office.

“San Andreas” stars Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Paul Giamatti, about a series of giant western earthquakes.

Los Angeles and other areas in the state are decimated. Buildings topple, fires are everywhere, and the destruction is massive. And the quake is so big that it triggers other quakes across the country.

We know Hollywood loves disasters – and oftentimes takes natural disasters to unrealistic places. So how did San Andreas do?

Lucy Jones is a seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, based at CalTech, and has served time as the city of LA’s “earthquake czar” for Mayor Eric Garcetti, and she attended the red carpet premiere last night. She fact-checked the movie with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.