In the last 500 years, nearly 300 million people have perished in earthquakes. Time and again, volcanic eruptions have destroyed cities, regions, and even entire countries. From the legendary fury of Mt. Vesuvius to the devastating convulsions of Kobe, Japan, Savage Earth tells the stories of these great natural disasters, the scientists who struggle to understand and predict them, and the people whose lives are forever changed by their merciless force.
WAVES of DESTRUCTION Learn about the phenomenon called tsunami massive earthquake beneath the ocean¹s surface that triggers a series of savage waves.
RESTLESS PLANET Travel to California, Mexico and Japan in an effort to understand how earthquakes behave and to assess the risks for people living in areas where quakes are likely to strike.
INFERNO From the vast, swirling mudflows that sweep down from melted mountain glaciers to the boiling pyroclastic ash-clouds that choked the life from ancient Pompeii, examine the terrifying and often unpredictable variety of a volcano¹s moods.