Drilling 7000 Meters Deep

A massive drilling ship will use gigantic robotic arms and GPS to explore a section of plate boundary, up to 7000 meters below the sea floor, that ruptured in 1943. Will it rupture again and threaten Tokyo's 23 million residents?

Drilling 7000 Meters Deep

Drilling 7000 Meters Deep
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A massive drilling ship will use gigantic robotic arms and GPS to explore a section of plate boundary, up to 7000 meters below the sea floor, that ruptured in 1943. Will it rupture again and threaten Tokyo's 23 million residents?

Seeing into the Earth

Seeing into the Earth
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An arduous journey rewards Nick with a rare peek at the Earth's plate tectonics in miniature, in the form of an active volcanic area bubbling with magma and sulfur dioxide.

Glaciers vs. Tectonics

Glaciers vs. Tectonics
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Nick Isles heads back to New Zealand's South Island, to explore on a massive scale the process of land creation and destruction caused by glacial and plate tectonic activity.

Volcanic Forms

Volcanic Forms
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A bizarre volcano in the Afar Depression, whose summit is below sea level, could hold the key to understanding how early life forms thrived over 4 billion years ago.

Birthplace of a Continent

Birthplace of a Continent
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The Western Pacific Rim is a geologic time capsule containing secrets to the birth -- and destruction -- of continents.

Subduction Zone

Subduction Zone
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Just outside New Zealand, White Island sits at the junction of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. At this point, the floor of the Pacific Ocean dives down deep below the Australian plate.

Oceans Come and Go

Oceans Come and Go
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In remote locations like Africa's Afar rift, geologists have found evidence to prove that throughout history, the world's oceans have come and go, as super-continents form and split up.

Largest Tear in the World

Largest Tear in the World
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Nick heads to the Great African Rift Valley to study the largest tectonic rift on the planet.

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