1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries
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A series of fast-paced, fun, and highly interesting historical vignettes featuring a wide range of stories from "The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe", to "The Legend of Saint Valentine" and "Gremlins: From WWII Myth to Movies".
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TSUNAMI! (PT I): 2004 INDIAN OCEAN & 2011 JAPAN: WHAT WE LEARNED
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Deep below the surface of the Indian Ocean, near the island of Sumatra, two portions of the Earth's crust which had been pushing against each other for the past milennia, one plate, actually the India Plate, gave way along a 1,000 mile faultline, creating a huge fissure in the sea floor as it subducted beneath the pressing Burma Plate, suddenly displacing trillions of tons of water, and causing powerful shock waves in every direction, waves that would introduce untold death and destruction to 14 countries within the coming minutes and hours, causing between 230,000 and 280,000 deaths and unimaginable destruction of property. It was December 26th, 2004. Less than 7 years later, a 8.9 earthquake in Japan set another group of Tsunami waves in motion which caused the loss of 5,000 lives and billions of dollars in losses, despite Japan's awareness of the threat. This episode covers the stories of the 2004 and 2011 Tsunamis, as well as giving us the science of how Tsunamis are created. In Part II, TSUNAMI! (PT II) THE WHALE AND THE THUNDERBIRD , we'll look closely at the Pacific Northwest, which many scientists now agree is overdue for a major quake and Tsunami, and explore everything from old Indian Legends regarding the 1700 Tsunami, the threat to the Pacific Coast of the US, and what is being done now to protect lives in that region.
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Date published: 2016-08-19