- 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
3 million Italians live in the deadly shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. After two millennia of relative peace, it's only a matter of time...
- 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.
- Vesuvius, quiet now, could erupt at any moment with little warning... and little chance of escape!
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.
When Vesuvius famously erupted in AD 79, burying thousands of citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum citizens and leaving the area an ash-cloaked wasteland, fewer than a hundred thousand people lived in near the volcano. Today that same area supports a population over 3 million. And Vesuvius is just as unsteady and unpredictable as ever.
The danger zone &mdash the area of greatest potential devastation &mdash includes the magnificent Italian city of Naples.
MEGA DISASTERS takes to the ancient cobbled streets to imagine the destruction of another mighty eruption, and to discover what measures can be taken to minimize another historic disaster.
Could 21st Century Naples be THE NEXT POMPEII?