Science Documentary hosted by Steven Mackintosh and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Horizon series in 2009 - English narration
Last century, earthquakes killed over one million, and it is predicted that this century might see ten times as many deaths. Yet when an earthquake strikes, it always takes people by surprise.
So why hasn't science worked out how to predict when and where the next big quake is going to happen? This is the story of the men and women who chase earthquakes and try to understand this mysterious force of nature.
Journeying to China's Sichuan Province, which still lies devastated by the earthquake that struck in May 2008, as well as the notorious San Andreas Fault in California, Horizon asks why science has so far fallen short of answering this fundamental question.
1) Further Information
* U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program
* Major magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes central Italy
* 2008 Sichuan earthquake
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* Earthquake Storms
* Angry Earth
* Journeys from the Centre of the Earth
* Journeys into the Ring of Fire