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Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 1

Updated Monday 14th March 2011

In a change to the published programme, the Bang team take a scientific look at the superquake in Japan - and the tsunami which followed.

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View of north eastern Japan Sunday March 13th 2011 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA Goddard Photo and Video under CC-BY licence

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Bang Goes The Theory returns to BBC One England on March 14th at 7.30pm and BBC Two Wales at the same time. You can see the programme in Northern Ireland and Scotland later in the week. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on


In a change to the planned programme, the Bang team explore the forces which created so much damage and destruction in Japan last week. How do earthquakes cause tsunamis - and what, if anything, can we do to protect ourselves?

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Our picture shows north-eastern Japan, as seen by NASA, on Sunday 13th March.

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