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Violent Earth

Violent Earth
52:52 | 2006

Categories: Documentary, Science and Environment

Where and when the next mega disaster will strike—volcanic eruption, earthquake, tsunami or hurricane—is the focus of VIOLENT EARTH. Join tsunami scientist Jose Borrero of the University of Southern California on his trip to visit Banda Aceh with a National Geographic film team, barely one week after the December 26, 2004, tsunami—a tsunami so strong it actually moved the island of Sumatra a hundred feet.

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t********m
November 17, 2014
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Wow!!! Fantastic!! A National Geographic film about the disasters that hit our planet, how scientists are attempting to predict them, and how we crowd ourselves into the hottest danger zones, thereby greatly increasing the magnitude of the disaster when it does hit. While watching the images of the disasters from the past, I felt like we were ants, building our houses, expecting them to last, expecting the earth to be a solid ball that would sit still and let us rest in stability. But we choose to ignore the fact that the earth we live on consists of a number of plates knocking and rolling and colliding with each other, floating on magma! That sounds awfully precarious! It sounds like a larger and only slightly more "permanent" version of the ant and his sand hills with his secretions trusted to hold everything together. Do you know about the Earthquake Machine, created by the Soviets "to make small earthquakes in order to prevent larger earthquakes"? Did you know that the U.S. bought it at the end of the Cold War, and "nobody knows where it is"? Great film! Check it out!!

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d********m
November 17, 2014
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b********m
February 14, 2014
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