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Engineering Earthquakes

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Volcanoes are some of the most powerful phenomena know to man. Volcanoes can kill thousands, destroy entire cities and have the power to change the global climate. Powerful hurricanes can be hundreds of kilometres wide with winds reaching speeds of 140 kilometres per hour and earthquakes can crumble countless buildings taking lives and leaving people homeless. Scientists in a race against time to unravel the mystery of how nature engineers these natural disasters and this three-part series reveals just how they do their damage and whether lives can be saved if we find ourselves in the path of one of these incredible events.