- 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
- DVD Release Date: October 2, 2007
Could this be “paradise lost?” If Mauna Loa erupts with her full fury again, the world’s most beautiful and expensive real estate would be nothing but cinders and puddles.
- 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.
- Witness the utter devastation that the Mauna Loa volcano could wreak on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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.
Mauna Loa, Hawaii’s spectacular and sacred volcano, has slumbered for over 25 years. Its last appreciable eruption was in 1984, but it hasn’t really blown its top since 1950 and, before that, in 1868. Back then just a few villages and farms were destroyed, but today it would be an entirely different story. Some of the most exclusive and expensive real estate in the world now crowds her flanks. An entire city, Hilo, is built on lava flows from previous eruptions.
Experts agree that Mauna Loa could be on the verge of erupting far more spectacularly than she ever has in recorded history.
HAWAII APOCALYPSE outlines just what the awesome results would be.
Using state-of-the-art computer animation, take a look at how an event similar to the 1868 eruption would impact Hawaii. Watch buildings crumble during large earthquakes, see homes and resorts destroyed by speeding lava, and what's left of the island drown under tsunamis and mudflows. Thousands of lives would be lost and the economy of this island paradise would be destroyed for years to come.
Join MEGA DISASTERS for an eye-opening tour of sun, surf and devastation with this DVD of HAWAII APOCALYPSE!