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NOVA; Earthquake

09/10/1990

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Series
NOVA
Program
Earthquake
Program Number

1715

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

"Nova" remembers the 1989 San Francisco earthquake with an exploration of the high-stakes quest to predict this natural disaster. Hours before the quake a US Navy communications experiment recorded an unusual burst of low frequency radio waves. Was there a connection? The possibility of saving human lives and billions of dollars by accurate prediction keeps earthquake studies viable, and prediction attempts to continue to make and break careers and reputations.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Earthquake,” 09/10/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E39934F822E541598A712AD4C3968595.
MLA: “NOVA; Earthquake.” 09/10/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E39934F822E541598A712AD4C3968595>.
APA: NOVA; Earthquake. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E39934F822E541598A712AD4C3968595
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