Original Release Date: January 1, 1998
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
There are no obvious warning signs. They are as awe-inspiring as they are deadly. But since the end of World War II, more people in the United States have been killed by tsunamis than hurricanes.
It can be a beautiful day, and within minutes the ocean can rise to an astonishing height, bringing towers of water crashing into the shore and sweeping clean everything in its way. TSUNAMI: KILLER WAVE is a gripping look at these natural disasters spawned by undersea earthquakes. Extensive photos and footage document the disastrous results of lethal waves that struck Hawaii in 1946 and 1960, killing hundreds of people and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Hear from survivors of these disasters, and examine the latest attempts to identify and diminish the threat they pose to this island paradise.
The cataclysmic effects of tsunamis are discussed in this dramatic program from the History Channel. Tsunamis have wreaked havoc on various regions of the world--often with little or no prior warning. TSUNAMI KILLER WAVE documents some of the most devastating examples of this terrifying phenomenon.