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Real Time Disasters makes use of user-generated footage of some of nature’s most extraordinary events to put the viewer right at the heart of the action.  In this series we’re right there when a meteor tears through the earth’s atmosphere, lighting up the morning sky in Chelyabinsk Russia with its intense fireball, and marvel at one of nature’s most bizarre phenomena as a huge sheet of ice slowly creeps onshore to wreak havoc in Minnesota, USA.  Not only is the footage in these films a powerful personal record, but these events are so rare, it is also a vital resource scientists are able to use and study to understand our world and protect ourselves.


  • Real Time Disaster: Meteor Strike
    At 9:20am on the 15th of February 2013, in the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk something, not of this world was spotted blazing its way through the morning skies. In this episode we tell the story of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Meteorite strike through the incredible footage of the event, captured by those who actually witnessed it. Well use this remarkable amateur video to unpack the science and explore where the meteorite came from, its violent end and how it unleashed a force equivalent to thirty Hiroshima bombs on the unsuspecting Russian city.
  • Real Time Disaster: Ice Tsunami
    On the 10th of May 2013, a giant wave of ice ripped through homes in the small community of Ochre Beach in Manitoba, Canada. One day later, south of the boarder at Lake Millie Lacs in the United States, another strange moving wall of ice made landfall at Izatys Resort. This rare major ice shove was caught on camera. Harnessing this incredible footage we can now get closer than ever to one of natures strangest events, explore the forces at work and reveal a unique perspective on the destructive power of ice in motion.



  • Ice Shove photo

    Ice Shove

    A pleasant lakeside home is threatened by a massive wave of ice on the move.

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