TV special on geophysics


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Earthquake prediction, earthquake preparation in California and Japan, the theory of plate tectonics, and the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes will be the subjects of a National Geographic television special scheduled to air on public television on April 6.

Among the locations visited by ‘Born of Fire’ are Iceland, where magma oozes to the surface on the remote island of Heimaey, illustrating the moving crustal plates; the Republic of Djibouti in east Africa, where some scientists believe a new ocean will form as three crustal plates spread apart; and the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, where a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions some 3,500 years ago destroyed two-thirds of the island and obliterated the city of Akrotiri.