Stars: Corey Johnson, Jonathan Keeble
Historical clues and the expertise of geologists reveal how powerful forces shaped the planet, each episode examines a single location, such as the San Andreas Fault and Yellowstone National Park.
S1 E1: Loch Ness
Scotland is a ground zero for some of the most significant geologic cataclysms in Earth's history. Understanding of these titanic shifts was prompted by a mysterious lake known as Loch Ness.
S1 E2: Deepest Place On Earth
The discovery of the Marianas trench was one of the first puzzle pieces that lead to the understanding of the most massive process that shapes the geology of the Earth.
S1 E3: Krakatoa
The unique geological conditions that make Krakatoa and it's successor, Anak Krakatau, extraordinarily explosive and, despite its remoteness, dangerous are explained.
S1 E4: Great Lakes
Discover the cataclysmic events that forged our planet. Experts reveal the remarkable story of how the Great Lakes were formed.
S1 E5: Yellowstone
The evidence, structure, history and potential threat of the Yellowstone super volcano are described.
S1 E6: Asteroids
Experts believe that a crater in the Arizona desert and a giant nickel mine in Canada are the result of meteor strikes. Can these impacts help uncover Earth's geological history?
S1 E7: The Alps
Spanning seven countries and providing essential water to millions, the Alps are Europe's most important landmark. But how did marine fossils get here, over 2km above sea level?
S1 E8: Driest Place on Earth
The Atacama desert is the driest place on Earth. Since human records of the area began, some places have never received rain. The soil is so dry that it has been used as a test bed for the Mars rovers.
S1 E9: Hawaii
The origins of the remote Hawaiian island chain have remained a puzzle for generations.
S1 E10: Iceland
Iceland is the largest and most fearsome volcanic island on the planet. Its volcanoes have caused climatic chaos and devastation across the planet, a fate which may one day happen again.
S1 E11: New York
New York is one of the most man-made spaces on the planet, but everything from the height of its skyscrapers to the position of its harbour is governed by extraordinary forces.
S1 E12: San Andreas Fault
The discovery of the San Andreas Fault and efforts to understand it are described.
S1 E13: Tsunami
What are the enormous forces that generate catastrophic waves deep on the ocean floor? The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 atomic bombs.
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