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Further evidence of continental drift has come from earthquakes and volcanoes ... Plate Tectonics. Horizon: Message in the Rocks, BBC 1979
Somehow the inland city had been flooded with seawater where it stood ... Liquefaction! This bizarre side-effect of earthquakes has only once been caught on camera before ... Stewart believes liquefaction on a massive scale could have occurred at Helike. Horizon: Helike – The Real Atlantis, BBC 2002
Everyone knows that America is going to be struck by a devastating earthquake. For years the people of California have been waiting for the day when the San Andreas Fault unleashes the big one. But all the time an even more powerful hazard has lain undiscovered. A giant mega-thrust earthquake just like the one that hit Indonesia threatens America’s Pacific north-west. Horizon: The Next Megaquake, BBC 2005
Mega-thrust earthquakes cause damage at astonishing distances because they create tsunamis. ibid.
The 26th January 1700 at 9 p.m. On that winter’s night a mega-thrust earthquake, just like the Boxing Day earthquake of 2004, struck the Pacific north-west. It drowned forests and turned land into sea. It sent a tsunami hurtling across the Pacific and it spawned a legend that would be passed down through a dozen generations. ibid.
The seismic waves which carry the shaking would be travelling through the Earth at over ten thousand miles per hour. Much faster than the tsunami. In just a few seconds the earthquake would reach the land. ibid.
An enormous earthquake rips in Sichuan Province, western China. Over fifty million people are affected: five million lose their homes, and seventy thousand die, and all because Science can’t answer what seems like a simple question: Why can’t we predict earthquakes? Horizon: Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes? BBC 2009
The tectonic plates that make up the world’s crust grind against each other building up huge amounts of stress. The stress produces cracks known as faults. Wherever there’s a fault there might one day be an earthquake. ibid.
Perhaps the most bizarre phenomenon involves animals. ibid.
The currents coursing through the rocks can give rise to other optics, including ... lights in the sky before an earthquake. ibid.
The further Seismic travels the more revealing they can be. Because the speed they move through the ground changes depending on the constituency of the material they pass through. Horizon: The Core, BBC 2011
Earthquakes: the shockwaves of major earth-waves radiate through the globe. Scientists have gained a form of X-Ray vision into the heart of the Earth by analysing the speed at which they travel. And it’s revealed we aren’t simply living on one solid chunk of rock; the earth is made up of different layers. ibid.
The way in which the whole Earth resonates when it’s been hit in an Earthquake. ibid.
Just after lunchtime on March 11th the most powerful earthquake ever measured in Japan shook the country. It was big enough to shift the Earth on its axis. It sent a tsunami ten metres high racing towards the mainland. Professor Iain Stewart, Japan Earthquake: A Horizon Special 2011
The tsunami then triggered a near-meltdown in one of the country’s nuclear power stations. The disaster has claimed over ten thousand lives. Over twice as many are still missing. ibid.
Aftershocks are a daily occurrence – so far there have been over seven hundred. ibid.
It’s called liquefaction – the ground is literally turning to water. ibid.
This isn’t the first time that a Japanese nuclear power plant has been breached by an earthquake. ibid.
Japan leads the world in designing buildings that can withstand the earthquake. ibid.
This was a huge earthquake. And comparatively few buildings fell down. ibid.
Ten of the twenty largest cities in the world are located in seismic danger zones. For the millions of people living on tectonic boundaries, the risk of earthquake is inescapable. ibid.
We can anticipate them. And we can build for them. ibid.
Known as earthquake lights, mainstream scientists have been studying the phenomena since they were first photographed in Japan in the 1960s. Ancient Aliens s2e9: Alien Devastations, History 2010
February: On 22 February a powerful earthquake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand. The Year the Earth Went Wild, Channel 4 2011
March: On 11th March at 2.46p.m. – Earthquake warnings flashed across Japan ... Tsunami: travelling at over five hundred miles an hour the wave takes just minutes to reach the coast of Japan ... Nuclear radiation ... Four of the reactors were destroyed through overheating. ibid.
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. Revelation 11:13
And then one day something killed the trees here in place and the mystery is, what killed them? What could kill an entire forest along sixty miles of Washington coast just like this? David Yamaguchi, University of Washington
The city of Lisbon on 1st November 1755 – All Saints Day. It’s one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. And the date of one of the greatest disasters in modern times. Sixty thousand people will die in one day alone. 1755 The Lisbon Earthquake
An earthquake  followed by a devastating tsunami striking with the speed and power that astonishes even the experts. ibid.
Three continental plates converge here. Seismically, this is a very active area ... Few realise how vulnerable Europe is. ibid.
In the city the houses start to shake. People described a trembling as if a heavy coach were riding by outside. They do nothing and lose valuable time ... Somewhere to the south-west two continental plates suddenly shift with explosive power. Within two minutes the shockwaves reach the capital. At 9.40 a.m. every church bell in the city begins to ring on its own. Then the sky falls in. ibid.
The 1755 earthquake was Big. ibid.
Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else. Anne M Mulcahy
I was awakened by a tremendous earthquake, and though I hadn’t ever before enjoyed a storm of this sort, the strange thrilling motion could not be mistaken, and I ran out of my cabin, both glad and frightened, shouting, ‘A noble earthquake! A noble earthquake!’ feeling sure I was going to learn something. John Muir, The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir’s Greatest Adventures
Once you have been in an earthquake you know, even if you survive without a scratch, that like a stroke in the heart, it remains in the earth’s breast, horribly potential, always promising to return, to hit you again, with an even more devastating force. Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet
The earthquake, however, must be to every one a most impressive events: the earth, considered from our earliest childhood as the type of solidity, has oscillated like a thin crust beneath our feet; and in seeing the laboured works of man in a moment overthrown, we feel the insignificance of his boasted power. Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
A bad earthquake at once destroys the oldest associations: the world, the very emblem of all that is solid, has moved beneath our feet like a crust over a fluid; one second of time has conveyed to the mind a strange idea of insecurity, which hours of reflection would never have created. Charles Darwin
The earthquakes in people’s heads, half the city’s population was cracked, a rabble of doom-merchants, psychos, ghouls. They could smell a funeral a mile off, and out they crawled, out of the woodwork. A funeral lit them up, it was like fuel, it kept them burning for days. Rupert Thomson, The Five Gates of Hell
All admit that the mountains of the globe are situated mostly along the border regions of the continents (taking these regions as 300 to 1000 miles or more in width), and that over these same areas the sedimentary deposits have, as a general thing, their greatest thickness. At first thought, it would seem almost incredible that the upliftings of mountains, whatever their mode of origin, should have taken place just where the earth’s crust, through these sedimentary accumulations, was the thickest, and where, therefore, there was the greatest weight to be lifted ... Earthquakes show that even now, in this last of the geological ages, the same border regions of the continents, although daily thickening from the sediments borne to the ocean by rivers, are the areas of the greatest and most frequent movements of the earth’s crust. Charles Loomis Dana, Observations on the Origin of Some of the Earth’s Features, September 1866