Science & Technology
Episode 2: 15 Seconds of Kobe Quake
- 1 x 49 min.
- Clean, M/E
- English script
- © NHK in co-production with NGCI
- Territories to be decided
- Why did the Great Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake cause so much damage even though it lasted only 15 seconds? The answer is gradually being clarified as the rapidly developing seismic observation network and data analysis technology have come closer to pinpointing "underground risks." This episode provides a faithful recreation of the "15 seconds of Kobe" based on the latest scientific analyses and the testimony of survivors from landslides and the collapsed houses and highways, and elucidates the state of active faults lying directly under large cities.
- "Silver Dragon Award, Category: Education"
China International of Science & Education Producers, 2010 -- Suzhou, China