- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
Talk about a Hollywood blockbuster! Consider the very real possibility that the City of Angels could soon fall victim to a deadly massive seismic event.
- MEGA DISASTERS explores the worst of what could happen.
- Stunning computer graphics and actual footage combine to create convincing pictures of the risks faced by U.S. cities.
- Experience a 7.5 magnitude quake at the heart of the 2nd most populous city in America.
It has happened before, and it could happen again. What makes storms, earthquakes and other events into natural disasters is not how they occur, but where they strike.
MEGA DISASTERS asks the what ifs? no one ever wants to face. A masterful blend of actual footage, computer graphics and interviews with leading scientists and public safety experts explores the outer limits of what could happen if everything went wrong.
Plans have been made, resources marshaled and early-warning monitors installed, but will it be enough? Would anything be enough?
The memory of the infamous 1906 San Francisco earthquake, when the city burned for four days and thousands died, is still strong for Californians, and they can never forget that the next one could happen at any moment. In this after-shocking episode, MEGA DISASTERS vividly explores a scenario in which downtown Los Angles is struck by a major seismic event.
LA is the second most populous city in America. If an earthquake hit directly beneath downtown LA, scientists believe that tens of thousands would be killed. Just how would the city respond to a 7.5 magnitude quake? Take a look at how well the emergency responders could cope. And see the incredible damage and crippling destruction through riveting computer graphics.
It's worse than anything Hollywood could dream up - and it could happen soon!