An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
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A 10.5 earthquake as represented in the movie, would actually be much larger than depicted. People would not be able to walk around so freely as they are doing (at a 10.5, the levels of sight and sound would be distorted). Damage would also be total, damaging much more than shown (the destruction would also reach areas as far away as Michigan or possibly even New York). See more »
Screenwriters must believe in the power of the atom. I've seen most of the disaster flicks, dating back to the 60s. I must be drawn to them because it's my long time home in Los Angeles that they always ruin. The result of these epics is seeing LA blown to bits. It's always a nuke to save LA, but it never works.
What about that computer screen showing the exact magnitude of the quakes as they happen. In REAL TIME! Did the writers ask how this is done in the real world?
This mini was a complete waste of my time and the producer's money. I simply cannot express just how bad the science was, or the acting, or the camera work. The very concept was flawed. "Let's blow up LA" has been done before.
Did a writer figure out there are interconnecting "Super Faults", 700 miles deep under the west coast? Is this how it started? Well, that's how it ended.
By the third hour of this yawner, I wanted push the buttons on those five devices and atomize this whole mess.
Did they think we would be so gullible to actually suspend our disbelief for four hours? HA!
I gave it g/naout of 10,000, simply because there was no "zero" option.
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