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Why Can’t we Predict Earthquakes?

Synopsis
Last century, earthquakes killed over one million, and it is predicted that this century might see ten times as many deaths. Yet, when an earthquake strikes, it always takes people by surprise. So why hasn’t science worked out how to predict when and where the next big quake is going to happen? Journeying to China’s Sichuan Province as well as the notorious San Andreas Fault in California, this programme asks why science has so far fallen short of answering this fundamental question
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 24/3/2009
Subjects
Geology; Physics
Keywords
earthquakes; seismology

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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