Haiti's Killer Quake: Why It Happened DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024406
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 43
Copyright: 2010

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The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, was the strongest to hit the island in over two centuries. The program delves deep into the key questions that scientists are racing to answer: Why did the quake happen now? Could it have been predicted? And when and where might the next "big one" strike? Geologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado travels to Haiti to explore the enormous forces that caused this disaster. He explains how Haiti's location between two tectonic plates heightens its risk for additional earthquakes and how seismologists are working to predict the next hotspot.