Tsunami: Anatomy of a Disaster (Enhanced DVD)

Tsunami: Anatomy of a Disaster (Enhanced DVD)
Discover the damaging effects of the 2004 Asian tsunami and explore the causes that led to the deaths of over 300,000 people.
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Product Description:
Off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, an earthquake forms and causes the largest tsunami on Earth in the last 40 years. In conjunction with actual footage there are satellite images, scientific evidence, and eyewitness accounts of this tsunami.

Get personal and listen as survivors recount their lives on December 26, 2004. Three people's lives were changed forever by the tsunami's devastation. Jut Putri was enjoying a family vacation near Banda Aceh. Mark Heather had just opened a hotel and was throwing a party with friends. Emma Squire had spent the holidays with her family in Sri Lanka.

Hear why the elephants became agitated when the tectonic plates began to shift, early on the morning before the disaster.

Understand what happened after the earthquake. There was a mild quietness that left boats on dry land as the waters receded. Following this, a series of crushing waves took hold of the land, and within minutes, thousands of people were washed away.

Explore the story of the second most powerful tsunami in recorded history as told by the survivors who lived through it.

Tsunami: Anatomy of a Disaster (Enhanced DVD)
  • Enhanced DVD: Yes
  • ISBN: 978-1-62290-178-4
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2005
  • CC (Closed Captioned): Yes

Customer Reviews

The biggest earthquake on the planet in 40 years created a deadly tsunami that killed over 300,000 people and swept across the Indian Ocean in December of 2004. Large communities were wiped out and millions were left homeless and hungry. The Indian Ocean tsunami left an unprecedented amount of destruction in its wake.
This program goes into details about why the 2004 tsunami happened and why its effects were so devastating. It uses scientific evidence, actual footage, computer graphics, and eyewitness accounts to give detailed information about the tsunami and provide an accurate analysis.
The program includes personal testimonies as a highlight and it discusses why some areas were more devastated than others. The question of whether or not the tragedy could have been prevented is discussed. (60 minutes)

Segments in this video include:
  • Introduction to the Asian Tsunami – A brief introduction includes a graphic video of the devastation of the 2004 tsunami. The coast of Sumatra, Indonesia is shown. This is the story of those affected by the tsunami that killed over 300,000 people.
  • Three Lives Joined by Disaster – Jut Putri filed her family as they were on vacation in Sumatra. They were enjoying their holiday near the city of Banda Aceh. Mark Heather, a hotel manager, had just recently opened a new hotel with a large party. Emma Squire spent the holidays on vacation with her family in Sri Lanka. Their stories are highlighted in this segment.
  • The Elephants Felt it First – An elephant herd in the hills in Thailand became agitated on the morning of December 26th, and the story is discussed by an elephant keeper.
  • Indian Ocean Subduction Zone – The geological plate that carries the continent of India was thrust under the plate that carries South East Asia. This created major stresses that resulted in the earthquake and the tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004.

    Tsunami: Anatomy of a Disaster
  • Enhanced DVD
  • ISBN: 978-1-62290-178-4
  • Run Time: 60 Minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2005
  • CC
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