Item Details

Tsunami [electronic resource]: Killer Waves

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Caused by earthquakes deep beneath the seabed or by landslides crashing down into the sea from a cliff or mountain, tsunamis have been wreaking havoc for millennia. Most of them occur along what is known as the Ring of Fire, a 30,000 mile-long arc of seismic activity encircling the Pacific Ocean. The tsunami that resulted in one of the world's greatest-ever natural disasters, took place in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a massive undersea earthquake took place off the coast of Indonesia. This set off a series of tsunamis, which fanned out across the Indian Ocean, hitting around a dozen countries. Known as the Boxing Day Tsunami, it resulted in about 250,000 deaths and created havoc and destruction on an unprecedented scale. There is nothing that can be done to prevent a tsunami, but improved warning systems give scientists a better idea where and when they will strike.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Variant Title
Killer Waves
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • Japan's Tsunamis (3:21)
  • Tsunami Causes (1:27)
  • Hawaii Tsunamis (2:06)
  • Tsunami Formation (2:46)
  • Characteristics of a Tsunami (1:53)
  • Minoan Megatsunami (1:19)
  • Lituya Bay Megatsunami (4:41)
  • Man-Made Megatsunami (1:57)
  • Tsunami Warning Signs (2:12)
  • 1960 Hawaii Tsunami (2:39)
  • 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami (3:09)
  • 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami Response (1:16)
  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sumatra (3:56)
  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Thailand and Sri Lanka (2:17)
  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Response (2:41)
  • Tsunami Warning Systems (2:47)
  • Cumbre Vieja Danger (3:10)
  • Credits: Tsunami - Killer Waves: The World's Worst Disasters (0:49)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95236s Films Media Group
  • 95243 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min. 34 sec.)) : sound, color.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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