Inside The World’s Most Powerful Earthquake

7:30pm Friday, January 21 on Prime

Documentary Series

On September 4th Christchurch residents were woken violently from their sleep as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped through the city. Incredibly no-one was killed, but the excessive and continuing damage has made us all re-evaluate what we’d do in a similar situation should another major earthquake strike. Tonight’s PRIME documentary looks at the worst case scenario, gathering experts from around the globe to see if they can piece together a picture of the most powerful earthquake that could ever strike planet Earth. Using data from the most destructive earthquakes in recent memory, and experiments at testing facilities, they pinpoint the extremes of such an earthquake of the future and the place where it might hit.