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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Tamara McCullough
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November 17, 2014
A+
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!!
Diana Ward
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November 17, 2014
A
Jerry Bryant
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February 14, 2014
B
Beth M.
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December 16, 2013
B
Jerry Fisher
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November 5, 2013
A+
Poet Minor
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November 12, 2012
Watching this film I realized we don't have any evacuating procedures here in Manhattan, NY. After the Storm Sandy on 10/28/12-that should be mandatory.
Pippi TwitchStockings
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November 10, 2012
Very informative and also very heartbreaking. I wish people would prepare more for these events as none of us are immune and we don't control nature. What is blowing my mind about this documentary is Hurricane Katrina was well predicted almost down to finest details.
Joyce M
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November 4, 2012
Everyone should watch VIOLENT EARTH. It is very enlightening. You can learn a lot about how nature can rapidly change at any given time.
Debbie Isom
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December 22, 2011
INTERESTING
Ric Heivilin
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November 25, 2011
NEED PROOF THE NEOCONVICTS R WRONG ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING.