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Assignment Discovery: The Ring of Fire
On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," the Ring of Fire is a zone encircling the Pacific where earth unleashes some of its greatest fury. Learn more about volcanic activity there.
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Assignment Discovery: How the 2004 Tsunami Happened
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Plate Tectonics
On The Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries," Bill Nye and geologist, Dr. Neal Driscoll, visit the California coastline where the Pacific and North American plates collide to help explain the phenomenon and effects of plate tectonics.
How Volcanoes Work
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Really Big Things: Tsunami Plate tectonics
Host Matt Rogers of Discovery Channel's "Really Big Things" travels to Oregon State University to meet with Dr. Chris Goldfinger, a researcher on tsunamis and their effects. He describes to Matt the issue of plate tectonics and its relation to tsunamis.
Assignment Discovery: Paricutin
On Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery," the birth of the volcano in Paricutin, Mexico is explained. The new volcano took only a week to erupt and destroy two villages.
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