Haiti's Killer Quake: Why It Happened

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Science Documentary hosted by Sean Pertwee and published by Channel 4 in 2010 - English narration

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On 12 January 2010 a massive earthquake rocked the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The ensuing devastation has created what could become the biggest humanitarian crisis of the past decade.

This timely documentary looks at what happened and why, using 3D graphics and location footage to pick apart the mechanics of the quake itself. Looking deeper into the earth's crust, the programme uncovers the immense tectonic forces that led to the quake.

In the first ten years of the 21st century earthquakes have claimed over half a million lives, all from a total of less than 15 minutes of ground movement. The programme examines these events to find out what they reveal about the Haiti quake.

But ultimately earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do. Poor construction and overcrowded cities caused the vast majority of deaths. Could Haitians have constructed buildings that would have survived the quake?

It's a question of immense importance for the whole region as geologists believe that the current quake is just one of a sequence of huge tremors that will hit the Caribbean within the next 40 years.

What's in store for the region and will geologists ever be able to predict these catastrophes?

shink5 - what amazed me is the actual devastation you see. the crew went into haiti right after the quake so the damage images you see are real, not cgi. a terrible reality to have to live through.

Credits to ismanino!!! Another mvgroup.org posting!! http://forums.mvgroup.org/index.php?showtopic=33276

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 889 kbps
Video Resolution: 640x352
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.818:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 123kb/s VBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 48mins
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 367 MBytes
Subtitles: None
Ripped by: ismanino??

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