72 Dangerous Places to Live

From its tempestuous, turbulent atmosphere to its consistently moving and shifting tectonic plates, the Earth can be a very dangerous place to live. Devastation can take on many guises; hurricanes lashing the southern United States, blistering fires sweeping Australia's bushland, earthquakes crumbling cities in one bold seismic move, sink holes swallowing homes into darkness and walls of water hurtling toward island continents with such speed and ferocity that they leave no chance of escape.

Welcome to 72 Dangerous Places to Live - a fascinating discovery of the world's riskiest places to live and the people who choose to inhabit them. A visual adventure and a lesson in history, geology, science and technology, the series looks back over past events that have devastated cities, towns and villages, taken hundreds of thousands of human lives and ruined world economies.

With explanatory graphics, animation, eyewitness accounts and experts' opinions, each place is fully investigated and then ranked on a sliding danger scale with a exciting countdown in the final episode revealing the most dangerous place to live.

Combining startling footage and first-hand accounts from the people who have been affected, displaced, left homeless and seeking refuge, 72 Dangerous Places to Live explores human resilience in the face of devastating natural disasters and destruction, the brutal power of Mother Nature and the human spirit to survive, pick up the pieces and rebuild.

Show Info

Airs on: Australia ABC (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Sundays at 10:00 (45 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Adventure Nature

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Hell or High Water

Episode 1x06; Apr 25, 2016

Learn how locals survive earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan, a furnace-hot desert in Ethiopia and a cataclysmic rise in sea level in Bangladesh.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Hell or High WaterApr 25, 2016
1x05: Wet & WildApr 18, 2016
1x04: Winds of ChangeApr 11, 2016
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