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NOVA | Deadliest Earthquakes

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Watch Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9pm on WMHT TV.

In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake southwest of Port-au-Prince killed more than 200,000. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath, hunting for crucial evidence that will help them determine what happened underground and what the risks are of a new killer quake. Barely a month later, Chile was struck by a quake 100 times more powerful, unleashing a tsunami that put the entire Pacific coast on high alert. In a town devastated by the rushing wave, NOVA follows a team of geologists as they battle aftershocks to take measurements. Could their work, and the work of geologists at earthquake hot-spots, lead to a breakthrough in predicting quakes?

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