The San Andreas Fault runs roughly 800 miles through some of the most valuable real estate in the world. The southern section hasn't had a significant quake for over 300 years and is primed and ready for another big one.
The Marianas Trench is the deepest place on Earth, deeper than Mt. Everest is high. Explore the extraordinary geology that created this deep scar along the ocean floor.
On August 27th, 1883, a colossal blast tore the island of Krakatoa apart in one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. What forces led to this extraordinary explosion?
Home to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, this lake holds more water than any other lake in Britain. Trace its extraordinary story from 3 billion-year-old bedrock to giant glaciers.
It is one of the most man-made spaces on the planet, but everything in New York from the height of the skyscrapers to the way the subway was constructed was governed by extraordinary forces.
Inspect the riddle of the Atacama, the world's oldest and driest desert, and uncover how this extraordinary landscape was created.
The Great Lakes of North America are the largest expanse of fresh water on the planet. Searching for clues of their formation, our geologists delve deep - and find that their evolution is far from over.
Geologists have come to the frightening realization that Yellowstone National Park is in fact a vast hidden super-volcano -- and one that is overdue for a massive eruption.
Tsunamis are one of the most terrifying forces of nature, destroying all in their path. The December 26th Tsunami is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. What are the enormous forces that generate these catastrophic waves deep on the ocean floor? With 50% of the world's population living within a mile of the sea, this episode looks at what could happen in the future. East coast cities from New York to Miami face the threat of a truly colossal wave that could be generated by the collapse of an active volcano off the coast of Africa.
What clues do asteroids - and their smaller cousins, meteorites - hold about the formation of the early Earth, and perhaps life itself?
The largest and most fearsome volcanic island on the planet has historically been covered in and carved by ice. But Iceland's volcanoes have had ramifications far beyond its own shores.
Emerging in the center of the Pacific, the Hawaiian Islands' origins have remained a puzzle for generations. Follow the story of the attempts to try and understand these beautiful yet violent islands.