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The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011

Special | 1h 6m 25s

Harold Tobin, a professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison, discusses the March 11, 2011 earthquake and trans-Pacific tsunami, the causes and history of these mega-earthquakes, and what took place beneath the waves. Tobin explores how the tsunami warning system worked and how this event triggered a reassessment of the hazard presented by such undersea faults around the world.

Aired: 03/13/12

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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