Mega Disaster - Earthquake
|Running time:||60 mins|
|Audio format:||Dolby Surround EX|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen|
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PRODUCED BY KABEL EINS, NHNZ LTD AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
WHEN EARTH QUAKES, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE
An Investigation Into The Anatomy Of An Earthquake:
From The Science Behind Recent Events,
Ramping To A Mega Earthquake That’s Yet To Happen.
Examining Significant Earthquakes Of Our Time -
Each More Powerful Than The Last, Each With Its Own Compelling Mysteries,
Each Propelling Us Towards A Projected Mega Disaster –
A Monster Quake That Could Rock The World.
One of the most destructive and unpredictable forces in nature, an earthquake strikes without warning and causes immense destruction. More than one million earthquakes shake the earth every year. Most are barely felt, others are events so huge they transform lives and landscapes in an instant. Most large earthquakes are caused by massive slabs of the Earth’s crust called tectonic plates crashing into, or sliding under each other. But others seemingly come from nowhere.
Using archive footage, computer animation, and expert interviews, we expose the killer characteristics of natural disasters, leading to an ultimate disaster. Investigating the ‘big four’ of natural disasters: tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, Mega Disaster series takes viewers beyond the news footage, beyond the aftermath, and on a tour of the anatomy of these mega events to understand their genesis and the multitude of factors that contribute to their subsequent impact. Some of the world’s leading experts on each natural phenomenon provide analysis and insight into how some of Planet Earth’s titanic upheavals can result in something so deadly and cause such widespread damage.
In the final act of each Mega Disaster episode we construct a disaster scenario, using expert information and brought to life with astounding computer graphics, an event of such scale, enormity and power, it will eclipse all other disasters – truly a mega disaster. The final act of Mega Disaster: Earthquake will illustrate in detail the causes and possible effects of a mega-quake – another 9.5 mega-quake striking near Chile’s largest cities. It is a mega disaster that would release the equivalent energy of two million Hiroshima bombs, tearing Chile apart and spawning giant waves that would devastate the entire Pacific.