New NOVA Website Examines the Wrath of a Tsunami

In "Wave That Shook the World," a special report shot within days of the tsunami, NOVA presents a clear explanation and analysis of the tragedy on March 29 at 8pm ET on PBS, revealing exactly how the deadly waves were triggered by one of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in the past century. Additional information is available at http://www.pbs.org/nova/tsunami.

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(PRWEB) March 21, 2005

The tragic tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, killing or injuring many hundreds of thousands of people and causing unthinkable damage, demonstrates all too clearly the devastation that tsunamis can wreak. But what are the precise scientific causes of such tidal waves? What can we learn by studying past tsunamis? And can future ones be adequately detected and effective warnings sent out, so that such staggering loss of life may be averted? In "Wave That Shook the World," a special report shot within days of the disaster, NOVA presents a clear explanation and analysis of the tragedy on March 29, 2005 at 8pm ET on PBS, revealing exactly how these deadly waves were triggered by one of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in the past century.

"Wave That Shook the World" http://www.pbs.org/tsunami site features include:

Anatomy of a Tsunami http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/anatomy.html
This interactive feature will detail precisely what scientists believe occurred on December 26, 2004, from the initial earthquake to the moment the massive waves it spawned inundated shores around the Indian Ocean.

Once and Future Tsunamis http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/once.html
Learn the global history of tsunamis with this interactive map—from the wave that pummeled the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini in 1410 B.C., to the 2004 disaster in the Indian Ocean—and hear from experts on where and when the next could strike.

Preparing for the Next One http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/wave.html
How well can we detect tsunamis, and more importantly, can we warn the world's coastlines in time?

E-Mail Your Questions

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/ask.html
Why does the ocean recede before a tsunami? How do tsunamis move as fast as jetliners in the open sea? For a week following the broadcast on March 29, a tsunami expert will answer science-related questions like these that viewers send in.

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