Premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 9 PM ET/PT on PBS
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On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal. As it ripped across the Himalayas, it wiped out villages and left thousands dead. Featuring harrowing stories of the Nepalese people who lived near the epicenter and of survivors trapped on Everest, NOVA tells the story of this crippling disaster.
Through dramatic eyewitness footage, expert interviews, and stunning graphics, NOVA reveals the anatomy of this megaquake while scientists race to answer urgent questions—Is another big one just around the corner? What can we learn from the deadly combination of earthquakes and landslides? And can we rebuild to survive the next big one?
U.S. Experts in film include:
• Harley Benz, USGS Northwest Region, Geophysicist, Golden, CO
• Roger Bilham, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO
• David Breashears, Glacierworks (climber/photographer), Boston, MA
• John Galetzka, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO
• Randolph Langenbach, Conservationtech (architect), Oakland, CA