Scientists have recently discovered a rare and powerful phenomenon that could potentially devastate the east coast of the United States – a mega-tsunami. This colossal tidal wave is created by geological time-bombs scattered across the world’s oceans, and will be generated from an unsuspecting source: The Canary Islands, off North Africa.
What makes this event so powerful is that it can carry vast amounts of energy across the entire Atlantic ocean at speeds rivaling those of jet airplanes. One wave, caused by a single bomb, can reach heights up to 100 feet and cause destruction within its scope.
Though it may sound like something out of a horror movie, scientists are certain this could happen sometime in our future. The only way to get ahead of this challenge is to understand its creation and prepare for its potential arrival. To learn more about the science behind this force of nature there is no better place to look than the documentary Mega-Tsunami: Anatomy of a Wave. Directed by National Geographic explorer Robert Ballard, viewers receive a comprehensive breakdown of how these events occur as well as their devastating effects on land masses all over the world.
Through state-of-the-art CGI we can go underwater with Ballard to get an inside look at what causes these tsunamis and why they can be so destructive when unleashed onto dry land. Additionally, Ballard takes us into laboratories around the world where researchers are working tirelessly to help mitigate these events when they occur in order to save lives.
Mega-Tsunami: Anatomy of a Wave provides viewers with an immersive experience into one of Earth’s most dangerous forces – one that could threaten whole countries if not treated with respect and caution. Be sure to tune in for an eye opening journey into the science behind tsunamis and don’t miss your chance to gain valuable insight into how best protect ourselves from its effects!