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  • ULTIMATE DISASTER

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Using archive footage, computer animation and expert interviews, the characteristics of natural disasters are analysed.

Tornadoes are spectacular to watch, but their destructive power is immense. Visit laboratories at the cutting edge of tornado science to see what is behind them.

Volcanic eruptions are dramatic reminders that our world is a living planet. Can a mega-eruption change the world as we know it?

One of the most unpredictable and destructive forces in nature, an earthquake can transform a busy city into a scene of devastation and chaos in a few earth-shattering seconds.

Combining huge mass and terrifying velocity, Tsunamis are giant waves that can cross entire oceans, unleashing their destructive energy on coasts thousands of kilometres from their source.

Some of the world’s leading experts on each natural phenomenon provide analysis and insight into how planet Earth’s titanic upheavals can result in death and destruction. See people who have stared these ultimate disasters in the eye and live to tell the tale. Using archive footage, computer animation, and expert interviews, the killer characteristics of natural disasters are exposed.

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  • Ultimate Disaster: Volcano
    Ultimate Disaster circles the globe profiling some of the most significant eruptions of our time - each more devastating than the last. Can a volcanic mega-eruption change the world as we know it?
  • Ultimate Disaster: Earthquake
    One of the most unpredictable and destructive forces in nature, an earthquake can transform a busy city into a scene of devastation and chaos in a few earth-shattering seconds. Circle the globe with Ultimate Disaster as it examines significant earthquakes of our time. Each earthquake has its own compelling mysteries and is more powerful that the last. Could a monster quake eventually rock the world?
  • Ultimate Disaster: Tsunami
    Combining huge mass and terrifying velocity, tsunamis are giant waves that can cross entire oceans, unleashing their destructive energy on coasts thousands of kilometers from their source. With a combination of complex computer graphic imaging and real locations, Ultimate Disaster portrays the possibility of an ultimate tsunami that scientists say could happen sometime in our future.
  • Ultimate Disaster: Tornado
    Tornadoes are spectacular to watch, but their destructive power is immense. Visit laboratories at the cutting edge of tornado science to see what is behind them. How much damage can a tornado cause? With the aid of expert testimony and stunning computer graphics Ultimate Disaster reveals what could happen if an F5 tornado struck the heart of a major city.
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    Earthquake

    Half the world's population lives in striking distance of a major fault line. Ultimate Disaster...

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