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Earthquakes

Iain Stewart reveals the stories and science behind some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes, including how 1960s Cold War spying gave scientists a clue to understanding them.

Iain Stewart looks at some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes and reveals the stories and science behind them. In seconds, these powerful forces of nature which cannot be predicted or prevented can shake a town to destruction and shift the landscape forever. We discover why quakes can last 60 times longer on the moon than on Earth, how one particular earthquake fault line can produce hallucinations, and how 1960s Cold War spying gave scientists a crucial clue to understanding them.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 Jul 2017 20:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Iain Stewart
Producer Elaine Donnelly Pieper
Series Producer Michael Burke

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