Item Details

Shattered Countries [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Earthquakes have the power to reduce towns to rubble, are unpredictable and unstoppable, and can also result in landslides and avalanches. The worst earthquake in 500 years occurred on 28 July 1976 when the Chinese city of Tangshan was destroyed, killing an estimated 250,000 people. This program looks at some of the world's deadliest seismic events, ranging from Peru to Nicaragua and from Guatemala to India. Footage shows not only the effect of the earthquake, but also how emergency teams risk their own lives looking for survivors. Compelling graphics show how earthquakes start deep underground, sending shockwaves to the surface. It also explains why earthquakes are more likely to occur in certain parts of the world than others.
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.
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • Tangshan Quake (2:45)
  • Measuring Earthquake Magnitude (2:51)
  • Plate Tectonics (3:16)
  • Ancash Earthquake (1:21)
  • Ancash Avalanche (2:39)
  • Ancash Rescue Efforts (3:38)
  • Ring of Fire (3:17)
  • Nicaragua Earthquake (2:23)
  • Nicaragua Rescue Efforts (3:12)
  • Central American Volcanic Chain (2:54)
  • Guatemala Earthquake (2:42)
  • Guatemala Rescue Efforts (2:32)
  • Gujarat Earthquake (2:24)
  • Gujarat Relief Efforts (2:08)
  • Poor Building Construction (2:55)
  • Earthquake Warning Efforts (2:48)
  • Credits: Shattered Countries: The World's Worst Disasters (0:50)
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
  • 95241 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 35 sec.)) : sd., col.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 03284ngm a2200505Ia 4500
    001 u6726477
    003 SIRSI
    005 20160122151047.0
    006 m|||| o||c| ||||||
    007 vz|czazuu
    007 cr|cna
    008 160122p20152008nyu047| ||||| o|||vleng d
    028
    4
    0
    a| 95236s b| Films Media Group
    028
    4
    0
    a| 95241 b| Films Media Group
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) o935947112
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)935947112
    035
      
      
    a| 100095241
    040
      
      
    a| AzPhAEM
    041
    0
      
    a| eng j| eng a| eng
    245
    0
    0
    a| Shattered Countries h| [electronic resource] / c| BBC Worldwide Ltd
    264
      
    1
    a| [Place of publication not identified] : b| BBC Worldwide Ltd, c| [2008]
    264
    3
    2
    a| New York, N.Y. : b| distributed by Films Media Group, c| 2015.
    264
      
    4
    c| ©2008
    300
      
      
    a| 1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 35 sec.)) : b| sd., col.
    490
    1
      
    a| The World's Worst Disasters
    500
      
      
    a| Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
    505
    0
    0
    t| Tangshan Quake g| (2:45) -- t| Measuring Earthquake Magnitude g| (2:51) -- t| Plate Tectonics g| (3:16) -- t| Ancash Earthquake g| (1:21) -- t| Ancash Avalanche g| (2:39) -- t| Ancash Rescue Efforts g| (3:38) -- t| Ring of Fire g| (3:17) -- t| Nicaragua Earthquake g| (2:23) -- t| Nicaragua Rescue Efforts g| (3:12) -- t| Central American Volcanic Chain g| (2:54) -- t| Guatemala Earthquake g| (2:42) -- t| Guatemala Rescue Efforts g| (2:32) -- t| Gujarat Earthquake g| (2:24) -- t| Gujarat Relief Efforts g| (2:08) -- t| Poor Building Construction g| (2:55) -- t| Earthquake Warning Efforts g| (2:48) -- t| Credits: Shattered Countries: The World's Worst Disasters g| (0:50)
    506
    1
      
    a| Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
    520
      
      
    a| Earthquakes have the power to reduce towns to rubble, are unpredictable and unstoppable, and can also result in landslides and avalanches. The worst earthquake in 500 years occurred on 28 July 1976 when the Chinese city of Tangshan was destroyed, killing an estimated 250,000 people. This program looks at some of the world's deadliest seismic events, ranging from Peru to Nicaragua and from Guatemala to India. Footage shows not only the effect of the earthquake, but also how emergency teams risk their own lives looking for survivors. Compelling graphics show how earthquakes start deep underground, sending shockwaves to the surface. It also explains why earthquakes are more likely to occur in certain parts of the world than others.
    521
    2
      
    a| 9 & up.
    538
      
      
    a| System requirements: FOD playback platform.
    546
      
      
    a| Closed-captioned.
    650
      
    0
    a| Chile Earthquake, Chile, 1960 (May 22)
    650
      
    0
    a| Earthquakes.
    650
      
    0
    a| Natural disasters.
    655
      
    0
    a| Educational films. 2| lcgft
    655
      
    0
    a| Internet videos. 2| lcgft
    710
    2
      
    a| BBC Worldwide Ltd. e| production company.
    710
    2
      
    a| Films Media Group, e| film distributor.
    776
    0
    8
    i| digital transfer of (manifestation): d| BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2008.
    830
      
    0
    a| World's worst disasters.
    856
    4
    0
    z| Part of the Films on Demand collection. u| http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=98131&xtid=95241
    596
      
      
    a| 1
    999
      
      
    a| XX(6726477.1) w| WEB i| 6726477-1001 l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET

Availability

Google Preview