Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists currently on the scene, Japans Killer Quake gives scientific context to the chain of events responsible for one of the most destructive disasters in recorded history.
"As weve seen by these recent heartbreaking events, there are forces of nature beyond our control that continue to shape our planet in monumental ways," said NOVAs Senior Executive Producer Paula Apsell. "In the wake of such human tragedy, NOVA seeks to investigate and understand the science in order to better predict and prepare for natural catastrophes of this kind."
"This gripping new NOVA will examine the chain of eventsfrom the earthquake to the tsunami to the on-going nuclear threatto show how this disaster unfolded and explore ways in which science might protect us from a similar fate in the future," said NOVAs Executive Producer Howard Swartz.
NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake airs Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m.