MUMBAI: Next month, the National Geographic Channel (NGC)
has a treat for viewers keen on knowing the reason for natural disasters. It will
air a series of specials on tremors and twisters.
The channel kicks things
off by examining the Eruption At Pinatubo on 18 September at 10 pm.
On 15 June 1991, Mount
Pinatubo in the Philippines blew itself apart. A million people lived in its shadow.
Viewers can see what happens when a molten monster breaks free of the underworld.
From 19-22 September, volcanos and earthquakes take centerstage. With the help
of footage of lava spewing from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii one special explains how
volcanos work. The special focusses on four eruptions that say different things
about the phenomenon of volcanic eruptions.
Another episode called Megavolcano
tells the story of the volcano which may have caused an ice age which wiped out
over 60 per cent of the world's population. It could erupt again.
From 25-29 September at
10 pm the channel looks at the phenomenon of twisters, tsunamis and tornadoes.
One episode is called The Super Twisters. In 1974, in one day, 148 tornadoes
ripped through the US. The special looks at the havoc that was created and the
communities caught up in nature's fury. Another episode looks to unravel the Mysteries
Of The Tornado. Tim Samaras has spent his life tracking tornadoes. He gives
viewers a picture of what happens inside a twister.