MEGA DISASTER: EARTHQUAKE

At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacing the ground. When a large earthquake epicentre is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a tsunami. The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity.

In its most generic sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event—whether a natural phenomenon or an event caused by humans—that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests.

Using archive footage, computer animation, and expert interviews, we expose the killer characteristics of natural disasters, leading to an ultimate disaster - a hypothetical event of unparalleled force and impact. Here we investigate the anatomy of an earthquake: from the science behind recent events, ramping to a mega earthquake that is yet to happen.

Producer: Michael Stedman
Language: English
Running Time: 52 minutes
Year: 2010
Video: 4:3 HD 1080P
Audio: Dolby 5.1
Format: Blu-ray and SD




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